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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Broadway, N. C. 
September 8, 1960 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THIRD STATED MEETING 

PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 19, 1961 

• • • 

Volume CLXXXXIV 



DIRECTORY EDITION 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Adkins, John, Earl 1000 Garden Street Sanford 

Adkins, Lee W - First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Alexander, Chester, D.D 504 Fountain Place Burlington 

Anderson, James W — Pittsboro 

Avent, Lawrence W 1600 E. Lexington Avenue High Point 

Baker, W. M 300 S. 8th Street Mebane 

Barnett, Harry F Broadway 

Barron, Vance. Th.M Box 505 ...^ Chapel Hill 

Bearss. Jas. E. ...First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Birdseye, Irving E 2100 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Booth, Woodson P.... Rt. 1 Sanford 

Bovender, Coy R - Rt. 4 Burlington 

Brown, Ben F. Rt. 10, Box 492 Greensboro 

Brown, William Guilford College 

Caldwell, Clifford, D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th.M ....212 Hawkins St. Sanford 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 

Currie, Wm. M 1205 Colonial Avenue Greensboro 

Dail, John R Rt. 6 Sanford 

Davis, John L. Ill 3104 S. Elm St. Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P Plumtree 

Eliason, John E. .... 2707 Haig Street—- Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G 920 Park Drive.. Asheboro 

P'udge, Samuel R Rt. 2 Chapel Hill 

Garrison, Joseph M., D.D..... 214 N. Ridgeway Drive Greensboro 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Road Greensboro 

Howell, J. O. . - -Rt. 1 Norman Park, Ga. 

Hunter, G. V. H., Jr 4200 S. Main St. .... High Point 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Rd. Charlotte 7 

Johnston, Frank S R.F.D. 1 Leasburg 

Lee, Philip J., Jr Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Leith, John H., Ph.D 3401 Brook Road Richmond 27, Va. 

Lytch, Wm. E Box 207 Yanceyville 

Massey, Wm. E., Jr Rt. 3 Mebane 

McCann, Jerry C. 2106 Crestridge Rd Greensboro 

McDaniel, Frederick W Whitsett 

McFadyen, H. R Oak Ridge 

McLauchlin, W. C, D.D. 1602 Wilmington Ave Richmond, Va. 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr., Ph.D. 2C8 Vance St. Chapel Hill 

AlcSween, Allen C, D.D Box 5054 Greensboro 

Millard, J. M. Rt. 10 Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M. 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 

Montgomery, H. Reid 1116 Lexington Ave Greensboro 

Moore, Zane M. ...525 Bragg St. -... Sanford 

Murray, Marion J. 416 E. Main St Sanford 

Orders, Wm. J. 1729 McKnight Mill Rd Greensboro 

Parks, John G., Jr .-.Box 575 Reidsville 

Patterson, T. Henry, D.D 202 W. Decatur St Madison 

Peters, W. W. Box 328 Graham 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr. 1200 S. Main St Graham 

Plonk, Wm. M. . 906 Cornwallis Drive Greensboro 

Porter, Wm. C, III Box 906 Cedar Grove 

Redhead, John A., D.D First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N Chaplain's Office Bldg. S-59 

Naval Air Station Memphis 91, Tenn. 

Rice, Wm. M. 2509 Fernwood Dr Greensboro 

Rock, Robert B. Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D Davidson College Davidson 

Seals, D. Hilton, M.D Sylva 

Sherrod, Burton M 1113 Dixie St. Burlington 

Skinner, J. Don 1938 Wilkins St Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Drew Theol. Seminary Madison, N. J. 

Stark, Carl H., Th.M 1002 Grace Avenue Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D.D. Box 9005 Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N. . Rt. 1 Mebane 

Thompson, W. T., D.D., Litt.D. 1221 Rennie Avenue Richmond 27, Va. 

Thornburg, E. C. 714 Elwell Avenue Greensboro 

Turner, Robert Lee Rt. 5 Reidsville 

Varker, W. D. 3906 Friendly Rd Greensboro 

ade, James H. Hillsboro 

alkup, James W., Th.M R.F.D. 3 . Sanford 

atts, Roy E., D.D ..First Presbyterian Church High Point 

yj; Westerfield, W. H. 231 Locust Lane Danville, Va. 

Whitley, John C. 501 Moir St. Leaksville 

0^ Willingham, E. Lee .... 2520 Church Street Greensboro 

_^ Womeldorf , John A., Th.D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 

Jp Woodall, H. Earl R.F.D. 1 McLeansville 



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ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, COUNCIL AND PERMANENT AND 
SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Adams, Mrs. Charles M 315 S. Chapman St Greensboro 

Adamson, Cecil F 103 Elmwood Terrace Greensboro 

Andrews, E. Frank 202 Elmwood Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Mrs. Britt M 510 Country Club Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Robert M 903 Charles Drive Guilford College 

Ayers, Moir M 710 Nottingham Drive Greensboro 

Ealsley, J. B., Jr Belmont Forest Reidsville 

Balsley, Robert E., M.D Box 817 Reidsville 

Barnes, E. P Hillsboro 

Barnwell, John C 913 Washington St Burlington 

Bennett, Lawrence H 220 N. Elam Ave Greensboro 

Best, Mrs. James 3513 Friendly Rd Greensboro 

Blue, Mrs. Waylon 2505 Dalrymple Rd Sanford 

Boney, Sion A. 700 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

Boone, Paul G 107 Homewood Ave Greensboro 

Boyd, Mrs. Bernard Chapel Hill 

Boyd, Charles T Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Brannon, Donald A 2405 Lafayette Ave Greensboro 

Bright, Mrs. C. L 1617 Woodland Ave Burlington 

Carlson, C. Fred 1006 Carolina Greensboro 

Clapp, J. Boyd R.F.D. 6, Box 182 Greensboro 

Clark, Harry M 301 Lakeside Ave Burlington 

Clayton, Elwood R.F.D. 1 Ruffin 

Coble, George R. 406 Ward St Graham 

Cole, Clyde C. Yanceyville 

Cooke, W. Owen Jefferson Bldg. Greensboro 

Covington, G. Worth Bex 2910 Greensboro 

Coxhead, George Box 1058 Chapel Hill 

Cragan, Paul S McCracken Heights Sanford 

Crawford, Irvine C. 207 S. Tremont Greensboro 

Grumpier, J. A Mebane 

Dalrymple, Ed Sanford 

Dalton, P. Hunter, Sr 1048 Rockford Rd High Point 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter, Sr. ._.1048 Rockford Rd High Point 

Dodson, Mrs. James R.F.D. 1 Jamestown 

Donnell, C. Hodgin R.F.D. 6 _ Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Chas. G 920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Foster, Arthur J 1905 Walker Ave Greensboro 

Gardner, M. J.. 113 E. Avondale Greensboro 

Garrison, Staley Box 266 Burlington 

Greene, Sydney Hillsboro 

Greeson, A. G., Jr R.F.D. 6 Greensboro 

Gunn, Mrs. T. G. 507 Hawkins Ave. Sanford 

Ham, Robert H. 1506 Madison Ave Greensboro 

Harmon, Mrs. Clyde 1811 Rolling Road Greensboro 

Herndon, John W 2001 Bundy Drive Greensboro 

Highsmith, J. A. 121 Vandalia Road Greensboro 

Hinson, R. A. Box 834 Reidsville 

Holt, Mrs. Ralph M 724 Tarleton Ave Burlington 

Ingle, Paul 319 Mangum Street High Point 

Ingram, Robert J Box 689 Sanford 

Irving, Mrs. John, Jr Madison 

Jones, C. P R.F.D. 2 Mebane 

Jones, J. L Box 599 Greensboro 

Kellenberger, John A Southeastern Bldg Greensboro 

Keller, Dale F 2201 Briarwood Drive Greensboro 

Kerchner, Charles E 500 Cornwallis Drive Greensboro 



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King, Huger S. 701 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Koonts, Henry V 317 Ardmore Circle High Point 

Latta, J. E. R.F.D. 1 Hillsboro 

Lewis, Carlyle B Madison 

Love, J. Spencer % Burlington Industries Greensboro 

Loy, M. C 2702 Mirror Lake Drive Burlington 

Lucas, Alan Keith 705 Greenwood Road Chapel Hill 

MacLean, Herman D R.F.D. 1 Haw River 

Mclver, C. Almon 529 Park View Drive Burlington 

McNeely, Robert H Banner Bldg... Greensboro 

McPherson, T. R., Jr R.F.D. Mebane 

Mallard, Miss Mildred Box 5054 Greensboro 

Mann, Kenneth 607 Spruce St High Point 

Marsh, Sidney F. 2631 Walker Ave. Greensboro 

Marshall, Wallace M 505 Redd St Reidsville 

Mason, George Madison 

Neely, James B. Asheboro 

Parks, Mrs. T. E R.F.D. 1 Graham 

Perry, C. W. 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Perry, Mrs. C. W 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Phipps, W. Gilmer R.F.D. 1 McLeansville 

Piephoff, Mrs. Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main St. Graham 

Pinson, Furman B 3511 W. Market St Greensboro 

Pleasants, J. Ed 703 Ray St. _ High Point 

Plummer, Charles E 227 N. Elm St Greensboro 

Preyer, L. Richardson 605 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Preyer, W. Y., Jr 730 S. Elm St. Greensboro 

Preyer, W. Y., Sr 603 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Prickett, Karl E 1501 Briarcliff Rd Greensboro 

Ralston, John D. 2511 Fairway Drive Greensboro 

Richardson, Robert P. Winston-Salem Road Reidsville 

Richmond, Thomas M. 330 N. Eugene Greensboro 

Roberts, Mrs. A. E 2009 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Robertson, C. P Box 1 Stoneville 

Scott, Ralph W % Melville Dairies Burlington 

Seymour, Woodrow 205 Hillcrest Dr Sanford 

ShofFner, Mrs. W. L 708 Willowbrook Drive Burlington 

Shore, J. P % Guilford Court House Greensboro 

Singletary, W. C Southeastern Bldg. Greensboro 

Smith, Archie L Asheboro 

Snead, Dennis 4245 Ashland Drive.. Greensboro 

Springs, W. G 108 N. Franklin Reidsville 

Stack, Coy 518 Maple St Leaksville 

Stokes, Durward T Graham 

Strayhorn, Robert R.F.D. 2 _ Chapel Hill 

Sullivan, W. H., Jr 3922 Starmount Drive Greensboro 

Thomas, R. A. 106 Trail 6 Burlington 

Vincent, Mrs. Jos. S 2502 W. Market St Greensboro 

West, Hilton G 603 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

White, J. A 116 Kensington Road Greensboro 

White, S. A Mebane 

Whitley, Thomas H Yancey ville 

Wilkins, Charles S Box 1288 Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. Eugene Haw River 

Wilson, John K., M.D 1008 Dover Rd Greensboro 

\\ilson, Mrs. John K 1008 Dover Rd Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. Rufus D __.933 S. Church St Burlington 

Wilson, Willard G 610 Woodbriar Lane Burlington 

Woodall, Mrs. Earl R.F.D. 1 McLeansville 

Yount, John M Box 129 Leaksville 

Yount, M. E . Graham 



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DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderator Chas. W. Perry 

Stated Clerk, Treasurer, and Executive Secretary R. H. Stone, 1961 

Permanent Clerk Jerry C. McCann, 1963 

II. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

(Key — SS means to succeed self; RE means replacement) 
The Council: (Term three years. Chairman and 16 members) 

Chairman: John G. Parks, Jr. 

A. Chairman of the following committees: Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Extension, World 
Missions and Overseas Relief, General Fund Agencies, Homes, 
Women's Work, Christian Education, Higher Education, and 
Christian Relations. 

1961— M. J. Gardner, Wallace M. Marshall 

1962— J. Boyd Clapp, W. H. Sullivan, Jr., Mrs. Britt M. Armfield, 
John G. Parks, Jr. 

1963 — Cecil Adamson, Furman B. Pinson 

B. Presidents: Men of the Church — Carlyle B. Lewis; Women of the 
Church — Mrs. Chas. M. Adams. 

C. Ex-Officio: Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

III. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
(Term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman: W. W. Peters 

1961— Carl H. Stark, Jr. (RE), Paul G. Boone 

1962— W. W. Peters, Charles E. Kerchner 

1963— R. Don Carson (SS), Allen C. McSween (SS), J. B. Balsley, 
Jr. 

IV. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: (Term three years — 6 members) 

1961— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

1962— R. H. Stone, Robert H. McNeely 

1963— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

2. Davidson College: (Term four years — 4 members) 

1961— T. Henry Patterson 

1962— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

1963— Huger King 

1964— J. Spencer Love (SS) 

3. Flora Macdonald College: (Term three years — 12 members) 
Now called the Board of Managers) 

1961— John M. Yount, James B. Neely, R. Don Carson, W. Y. 
Preyer, Jr. 

1962— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Mrs. Waylon Blue (SS), Thomas 
Whitley (SS), Paul S. Cragan (SS) 

1963 — Kay M. Misenheimer, Archie L. Smith, Charles W. Perry 
(SS), S. A. White (SS) 



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4. Glade Valley: (Term two years — 7 members) 

1961— John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Singletary (SS), Ralph 
Scott (SS), George Mason (SS) 

1962— Paul Ingle (SS), Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (SS), Charles G. 
Fitzpatrick 

V. DIRECTORS OF CAMP NEW HOPE 
(Term three years — 18 members) 
Chairman: Staley Garrison 

1961— J. E. Pleasants, C. P. Jones (SS), W. G. Springs (SS), Clyde 
C. Cole (SS), Mrs. John K. Wilson (SS), H. Earl Woodall 
(RE) 

1962— S. A. White (SS), Staley Garrison (SS), Robert Strayhorn 
(SS), Mrs. C. L. Bright (SS), William M. Plonk, Durward 
Stokes (RE) 

1963— E. P. Barnes, Dale Keller, Wm. D. Varker, Mrs. Bernard 
Boyd, Mrs. T. E. Parks (SS), Coy Stack (SS) 

VI. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations: (Term three years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Wm. D. Varker 

A. Theology: 

1961— J. W. Orders, Jr. 

1962— Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

1963— Wm. D. Varker . , 

B. Sacraments : ' 

1961— E. Lee Willingham ^ \ 

1962— George V. Hunter, Jr. / 

1963 — Lawrence W. Avent 

C. Church Government: 

1961— Wm. M. Currie 

1962— Carl E. Mills 

1963— John L. Davis, II 

D. English Bible: 

1961— William Brown (RE) 

1962— Burton M. Sherrod 

1963— Jerry C. McCann 

2. Nominations : (Term three years — 7 members) 

1961 — James H. Wade, Allen McSween, I. C. Crawford 

1962— Lee Adkins, Charles S. Wilkins 

1963— Vance Barron, Durward T. Stokes 

3. Sessional Records: (Term three years — 3 members. Presbytery as a 

whole) 

1961 — Irvine C. Crawford, Chairman 

1962— Edward C. Thornburg (RE) 

1963— Frank S. Johnston 

4. World Missions and Overseas Relief : (Term three years — 9 members) 

Chairman — Harry F. Barnett 

1961— Hilton G. West, Arthur J. Foster (RE), Robert Lee Turner 
(SS) 

1962— Harry F. Barnett, R. A. Hinson, A. G. Greeson, Jr. 

1963— J. A. White, John E. Eliason, Mrs. C. W. Perry (SS) 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



5. Annuities and Relief: (Term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman — Harry M. Clark 

1961 — John W. Herndon, C. Almon Mclver 

1962— John E. Eliason, Mrs. T. G. Gunn 

1963— Harry M. Clark, Fred W. McDaniel, Jr. 

6. Church Extension: (Term three years — 16 members) 

Chairman — Ben F. Brown (Chairman Evangelism Ex-Officio — Durward 
T. Stokes) 

1961— Wm. E. Massey, Jr. (RE), Robert P. Richardson, J. A. 
Grumpier, J, L. Jones (SS), Ben F. Brown 

1962— George Coble (SS), C. P. Robertson, W. Gilmer Phipps, 
John D. Ralston, Robert J. Ingram, Mrs. Ralph M. Holt, Sr., 
Zane M. Moore (RE) 

1963— Chester Alexander, J. W. Walkup, Robert Ham (SS), 
J. P. Shore (SS) 

7. Higher Education: (Term three years — 5 members) 

Chairman — Vance Barron 

1961— James H. Wade 

1962 — Vance Barron, Robert M. Armfield 

1963 — J. A. Highsmith, Irving E. Birdseye (SS) 

8. Christian Education: (Term three years — 18 members) 

Chairman — Samuel N. Thomas 

1961— Lee W. Adkins (RE), R. A. Thomas, Kenneth Mann (RE), 
Miss Mildred Mallard (RE), Mrs. A. E. Roberts (RE), 
T. R. McPherson, Jr. 

1962 — J, Don Skinner, Don Brannon, George Coxhead, Kay M. 
Misenheimer (RE), Mrs. W. L. Shoffner, Mrs. Chas G. 
Fitzpatrick 

1963— W. E. Lytch, Moir Ayers, Samuel N. Thomas (SS), E. Lee 
Willingham (SS), Mrs. James Dodson, Mrs. H. Earl Woodall 

9. Homes: (Term three years — 10 members) 

Chairman — J. W. Walkup 

1961_Willard G. Wilson, John A. Womeldorf, W. Clark Porter III, 
Mrs. W. L. Shoffner 

1962— J. W. Walkup, John R. Dail, C. Hodgin Donnell, Mrs. James 
Best 

1963— Alan Keith-Lucas, W. Y. Preyer, Sr., J. Earl Adkins 

10. General Fund Agencies: (Term three years — Chairman and 8 members) 

Chairman — W. M. Currie 

1961_Samuel S. Cappel, M. L. Loy, Mrs. Jos. S. Vincent (SS) 

1962 — Wm. M. Currie, Elwood Clayton 

1963 — Coy Bovender, James E. Bearss, G. Worth Covington (SS), 
J. E. Latta (SS) 

11. Worship: (Term three years — 1 member) 
Chairman — Lee W. Adkins, 1961 

12. Women's Work: (Term three years — Chairman and 4 members) 

Chairman — Marion J. Murray 
1961— Sydney Green 



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1962— Mrs. John Irving, Jr., J. M. Millard (RE) 

1963 — Marion J. Murray, Mrs. Eugene Wilson (SS) 

13. Evangelism: (Term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman — Durward T. Stokes . . . > ^ 

1961— R. Don Carson 

1962— Durward T. Stokes, Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

1963— Samuel S. Cappel (SS) 

A. President — Men of the Church — Carlyle B. Lewis 

B. Chairman of Spiritual Growth — Women of the Church — • 
Mrs. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

14. Stewardship Promotion: (Three-year term — 12 members) 

Chairman — Robert E. Balsley, M.D. 

1961 — Kay M. Misenheimer, Woodson P. Booth, W. E. Lytch, 
Sion A. Boney 

1962— J. Don Skinner, Charles E. Plummer, Robert E. Balsley, 
M.D. (RE), Woodrow Seymour 

1963— Herman D. MacLean (SS), John M. Yount, Fred W. 
McDaniel, Jr., William Holt, Jr. 

15. Christian Relations: (Term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman — Joseph M. Garrison 

1961— Earl H. Woodall 

1962 — Joseph M. Garrison 

1963— Sydney F. Marsh 

Secretaries of: Men of the Church 

Women of the Church 
Young Adults 
Young People 

16. Presbyterian Survey: 

Chairman — John A. Womeldorf 

1961— John A. Womeldorf r 

1962— Carlyle B. Lewis (SS) 
Presbyterial Secretary of Literature 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Centennial: 

Chairman: Charles W. Perry, Judge L. Richardson Preyer, Marion S. 
Huske, George C. Mason, R. H. Stone, Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson, and 
Mrs. Charles M. Adams. 

2. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Chairman: Chester Alexander, T. Henry Patterson, Henry V. Koonts, 
Karl Prickett, J. A. Grumpier, Archie L. Smith, Mrs. Britt M. 
Armfield. 

3. Installations: Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman; W. M. Baker, John C. Barnwell. 

4. Records and Amendments: T. Henry Patterson, Chairman; Marion S. 

Huske, Robert Lee Turner 

5. Manse Maintenance: 

Lawrence H. Bennett, Chairman; Dennis Snead and Mrs. Clyde Harmon 



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6. Preshytery-Owned Office Building: 

J. A. Grumpier, Ghairman; E. Frank Andrews, Robert E. Balsley, 
M.D., P. Hunter Dalton, Sr., Gharles E. Plummer, Ralph Scott, Gharles 
W. Perry, T. Henry Patterson. 

7. History: 

T. Henry Patterson, Ghairman; W. M. Baker, Dr. M. E. Yount and 
Marion S. Huske. 



GANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



1. William Bason 



7. Guy Forrest Miller 

8. Harry H. Phillips 

9. Joe Kenneth Rogers 
10. Samuel Oscar Walker 



2. Andrew T. Bristow 



3. John T. Brothers 



4. M. M. Foust 



5. James Mack Johnson 



11. Joseph G. Walser, III 

12. Tony Tianko Wen 

13. Raymon Lee White 



6. Gurtis Medlin 



GANDIDATE FOR LAY SERVIGE 



Miss Mary Faith Garson 



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THE MINUTES OF THE FALL ADJOURNED MEETING OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Broadway, N. C. 

September 8, 1960 at 9:30 A.M. 

The Fall Adjourned Meeting of the Presbytery of Orange was 
called to order at 9:30 A.M. by the Moderator, Rev. C. H. Reck- 
ard, in the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway, North 
CaroHna on Thursday, September 8, 1960. 

An inspiring and meaningful service of worship and com- 
munion was conducted by Rev. J. B. Garrett and Rev. Harry 
Barnett. They were assisted by the following Elders from the 
Broadway Church: S. W. Shaw, J. L. Burgess, S. V. Stevens, 
G. L. McNeill, J. B. Cameron, W. C. Buchanan. 

ROLL 

The Roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Owen C. Godwin Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins John A. Kellenberger Greensboro First 

E. Frank Andrews 

Chester Alexander John Lee Fonville Burlington First 

James W. Anderson Pittsboro 

Lawrence W. A vent H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

Harry Barnett S. Winifred Shaw Broadway 

Robert W. Dalrymple Salem 

Vance Barron Joel Carter Chapel Hill 

James E. Bearss 

Irving E. Birdseye S. E. Atcheson Guilford Park 

Woodson Booth Will Tillman Euphronia 

Jewell Gunter Pocket 

J. B. Spivey White Hill 

Coy Bovender 

Ben F, Brown John H. Stewart Alamance 

Sam S. Cappel C. J. Jones Mebane 

Don Carson W. C. Donnell Sanford First 

Jack Dail R. C. McDonald Black Memorial 

John L. Davis II G. T. Leary Vandalia 

John E. Eliason 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick Thomas McNair Dogwood Acres 

Sam Fudge W. W. Barker New Hope 

Joseph M. Garrison.—. W. Y. Farrell Church of the Covenant 

Sam Hart J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

R. W. Vann Siler City 

W. L. Hodgkin 

Marion S. Huske 

Hardin A. King Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr Shiloh 

W. E. Lytch H. H, Stanley Bethesda 



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Earl J. Smith Yanceyville 

Willam E. Massey, Jr Joseph A. Tate Cross Roads 

Jerry C. McCann Bob Adams St. Paul 

Fred M. McDaniel A. V. Johnson Springwood 

R. J. McMullen 

Allen C. McSween Ray Monroe Starmount 

Carl E. Mills Thomas Hilliard Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer B. B. Oakes Park Avenue 

Raid Montgomery C. D. Taylor Glenwood 

Zane M. Moore Alonzo Womack Morningside 

Marion J. Murray R. A. Watson, Sr Jonesboro 

J. Wm. Orders 

John Parks W. J. Fetzer Reidsville First 

T. Henry Patterson James A. Wilson Madison 

W. W. Peters P. C. Beatty Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff 

William M. Plonk 

W. Clark Porter, III T V. Walker Little River 

C. H. Reckard E. E. Patterson Hillsboro, N. C. 

Burton Sherrod A. J. Baulding East Burlington 

Carl A. Stark, Jr John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Samuel N. Thomas John Kimrey Hawfields 

Edward C. Thornburg M. E. Carr Bessemer 

Robert Lee Turner Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

Wm. D. Varker W. A. Lambert Westminster 

James H. Wade 

J. W. Walkup K. E. Foshee Buffalo (Lee) 

John Whitley C. 0. Archibald Leaksville First 

E. Lee Willingham Harry Smith Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf T. E. Miller Brentwood 

H. Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

L. W. Lasley Bethlehem 

L. R. Blakley Randolph 

H. P. Morrison High Point First 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro First, Bethany, Cumnock, Efiand, El Bethel, Eno, Fairfield, 
Farmville, Goldston, Griers, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Memorial, Milton, Northside, Oakview, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, 
Red House, Riverview, Sedgefield, Smyrna, Stoneville, Stoney Creek, 
Trinity, and Wentworth. 



ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder S. Winfred Shaw of the Broadway Church extended 
a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Harry F. Barnett. The printed 
docket was adopted as follows: 



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DOCKET 
FALL ADJOURNED MEETING 

Broadway Presbyterian Church 
September 8, 1960 

9:30 Call to Order— Rev. C. H. Reckard, Moderator 

Devotional — Communion service — Rev. J. B. Garrett and 

Rev. Harry Barnett 
Roll Call 

Address of Welcome — Mr. S. Winfred Shaw 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev, Harry F. Barnett 
Introduction of visiting brethren 
Communications and announcements 
10:30 Report of Council of Orange — Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman 
Report of Stewardship Promotion Committee, 

Rev. H. Reid Montgomery, Chairman 
Report of the Commission on The Minister and His Work, 

Mr. H, P. Morrison, Chairman 
Report of Examinations Committee ( reception of Ministers), 

Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman 
12:00 Report of Trustees of Glade Valley School — Mr. John Kellenberger, 
Chairman 
Address — Rev. E. E. Kirkman 
12:30 Recess for lunch 
1:30 Reconvene 

Consideration of "The Form of Government and Rules of Discipline 
as Revised for the Presbyterian Church U. S." 

Reports of Committees: 

Higher Education — Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on Candidates — Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Evangelism, Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman 

Address: Rev. E. E. Kirkman 
Courtesy, Rev. J. W. Orders, Chairman 
Church Extension, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
Homes, Rev. J. W. Walkup, Chairman 

Address: Rev. A. B. McClure 
Christian Education, Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 
Nominations, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 
Installations, Rev. Hardin A. King, Chairman 

Election of next Moderator 

Manual Change 

New Business — Report — Presbytery-owned Office Building, 

Mr. June Grumpier 
Time and Place of next meeting 
Reading and correcting minutes 
Adjournment 

VISITING BRETHREN 

By action of the Presbytery the following ministers were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. W. S. Patterson, 
Kings Mountain Presbytery; Rev. J. B. Garrett, Fayetteville 
Presbytery; Rev. Robert B. Rock, Wilmington Presbytery; 
Rev. E. E. Kirkman, Winston-Salem Presbytery; Rev. S. R. 
Fudge, Ouachita Presbytery ; Rev. Albert McClure, Concord 
Presbytery. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred and disposed of in 
the following manner indicated : 

I. Requests to be excused from this meeting- of Presbytery: Revs. 
Roy Watts, W. M. Rice, G. V. H. Hunter, John H. Leith and W. T. 
Thompson. The requests were granted. 

II. Certificates of Presbyterial Dismission of a Minister : Rev. Robert 
B. Rock, from Wilmington Presbytery . Rev. Samuel R. Fudge, 
Ouachita Presbytery. These were received as information. 

III. Minutes of Commissions: 1. To install Rev. J. Earl Adkins. 2. 
To install Rev. John L. Davis, II. These were committed to the record. 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED TO INSTALL THE REV. J. EARL ADKINS AS 
PASTOR OF THE EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SANFORD, N. C. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. Mr. J. 
Earl Adkins as pastor of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church met at the 
Church at 7:15 P. M. July 24, 1960. The following members were present: 
Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. Marion Murray, Rev. J. W. Walkup, Rev. Don 
Carson, Rev. Zane M. Moore, and Ruling Elders Victor King, Leon Phillips, 
alternate, and Roland Monroe. 

Rev. R. H. Stone presided and the Commission was constituted with 
prayer led by the chairman. Rev. Zane M. Moore was elected clerk. The 
order of service was carefully reviewed, making sure each member of the 
Commission understood his part. The Commission then moved into the 
sanctuary and the service began. Rev. R. H. Stone presided over the 
service. Rev. Don Carson preached the sermon on the subject, ''CHRIST 
BUILDS HIS CHURCH", based on the Scripture from Matthew 16:13-28. 
Dr. Stone then propounded the constitutional questions which were answered 
in the affirmative by both pastor and people. 

Upon announcement that Rev. J. Earl Adkins has been officially installed 
as pastor of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church according to the Word 
of God and the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in The United 
States, a charge was delivered to the pastor by Rev. R. H. Stone and the 
charge delivered to the congregation by the Rev. Marion Murray. Rev. 
J. W. Walkup led the prayer of dedication and the service was concluded 
by the singing of the hymn ''A Charge to Keep I Have," and the benediction 
pronounced by the newly installed pastor. The Commission then returned 
to the room in the church where they had been convened. The minutes 
were read and approved and the proceedings closed with prayer by Elder 
Victor King. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. Stone, Chairman 
Zane M. Moore, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE SERVICE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF JOHN LEWIS DAVIS II AS 
PASTOR OF VANDALIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SEPTEMBER 4, 1960 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery for the installation of 
Rev. John Lewis Davis II as pastor of Vandalia Presbyterian Church met 
in the school library prior to the worship and installation service and was 
formally organized with a prayer. Mr. Floyd F. Hendley was elected 
secretary. 



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The members of the Commission were: Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman, 
pastor of Alamance Presbyterian Church; Rev. John Eliason, pastor of 
Hope View Presbyterian Church, Greensboro; Rev, H. Reid Montgomery, 
pastor of Glenwood Presbyterian Church, Greensboro; Rev. Edward C. 
Thornburg, pastor of Bessemer Presbyterian Church, Greensboro; Ruling 
Elders Floyd F. Hendley of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro; 
Hase H. Smith of the Alamance Presbyterian Church; and G. T. Leary of 
the Vandalia Presbyterian Church. 

The Worship and Installation Service was held in the Vandalia School 
building and the Invocation and Lord's Prayer opened the service. 

The proceedings of the Presbytery were stated by Dr. Brown after which 
the Evening Prayer was offered by Rev. Reid Montgomery. 

The sermon was delivered by Rev. John Eliason. Its title was "Feed My 
Sheep." The text was taken from John 21:15-19; Matthew 16:13-23. 

The vows by the minister, the vows by the congregation, the Prayer of 
Installation, and the Declaration of Installation were all made by Dr. Ben 
Brown. 

The solemn charge to the minister was made by Rev. Edward Thornburg. 

The solemn charge to the congregation was given by Hase Smith. 

The new pastor Rev. John Davis pronounced the Benediction. 

Floyd F. Hendley served as Clerk of the meeting and G. T. Leary rep- 
resented the Vandalia Church Congregation. 

Following the installation, the congregation greeted their new pastor. 

The Commission reviewed and approved the minutes. Following a prayer 
the Commission was adjourned. 

Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
Floyd F. Hendley, Secretary 

IV. From Rev. C. H. Reckard requesting the dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship between him and the Hillsboro Church. With the reluctant 
concurrence of the congregation the request was approved. His further 
request that he be transferred to Louisville Presbytery was authorized. 

V. Little River Presbyterian Church: Requesting 1. The dissolution 
of the three church field (Eno, Fairfield and Little River Churches); 
2. The dissolution of the Pastoral relationship between Little River 
Church and Rev. Clark Porter. The motion carried that this be 
referred to the Church Extension Committee and to the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. 

VI. Answer to request of Hawfields Presbyterian Church. Proposed 
Manual Change. In accord with the request of the Session of the 
Hawfields Presbyterian Church the Manual of the Presbytery be 
amended so as to delete the section under "Trustees" entitled "Haw- 
fields Anniversary and Endowment Fund." Resolution — "Inasmuch as 
the Hawfields 175th Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 
was given by members and friends of the Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church; and since Orange Presbytery has no interest in or control 
of the Fund, that said Presbytery hereby relinquishes its nominal 
trusteeship to the congregation of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church." 
The Resolution was adopted. 



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VII. Glenwood Presbyterian Church — Inviting Presbytery to meet at 
Glenwood Church for the April Meeting, 1961. The motion carried 
that the invitation be accepted. 

VIII. Permission of floor was granted to: H. P. Morrison, John 
Kellenberger, E. Frank Andrews and J. A. Grumpier. 

COUNCIL, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted as follows : 

Your Council would make the following recommendations : 

1. The adoption of the attached Challenge Budget for 1961. 

2. The adoption of the Proposed Presbytery's Tax Schedule for 1961. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S CHALLENGE BUDGET FOR 1961 

(Compared with 1960 Challenge Budget) 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 1961 1960 

World Missions $119,950.00 $117,075.00 

Church Extension 49,530.00 47,131.00 

Christian Education 23,725.00 23,001.00 

Annuities and Relief 13,270.00 13,149.00 

General Fund 39,350.00 36,442.00 

Inter Church Agencies 700.00 610.00 

SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension 17,915.00 16,288.00 

Higher Education 85,731.00 80,716.00 

Barium Springs 34,275.00 35,163.00 

Presbyterian Home, Inc 8,163.00 7,193.00 

Christian Education 12,523.00 9,321.00 

Campus Christian Life 12,623.00 10,807.00 

Guidance Center 3,397.00 2,688.00 

Inter-Church Relations 1,012.00 996.00 

Contingent Salary Fund 5,873.00 3,279.00 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension 131,418.00 127,313.00 

Christian Education— Camp New Hope 27,280.00 25,133.00 

Office of Orange Presbytery 21,850.00 22,500.00 

Glade Valley School 10,000.00 9,500.00 

$618,585.00 $588,305.00 



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PROPOSED PRESBYTERY'S TAX FOR 1961 

Assembly's Assessment for 1961 $ 7,078.78 

Synod's Assessment for 1961 8,553.00 



$14,631.78 

The Tax for Individual Churches is as follows: 



Membership 750 and above 

Burlington First 1029 i 

Graham 761 

Greensboro First 3010 
Church of Covenant 1081 

Starmount 754 

High Point First 1215 

Sanford First 752 



@ .69 

; 715.15 
528.90 
2,091.95 
751.30 
524.03 
844.42 
522.64 



8602 $ 5,978.39 
Membership 500-749 (a) .661/4^ 

Alamance 732 486.78 

Chapel Hill 549 365.09 

Guilford Park 575 382.37 

Mebane 639 424.93 

Reidsville First 572 380.38 



3067 $ 2,039.55 



Membership 300-499 


@ .641/4^ 


Asheboro First 


347 


223.82 


Bethany 


389 


250.90 


Buffalo (G) 


446 


287.67 


Glenwood 


330 


212.85 


Haw^fields 


383 


247.04 


Leaksville First 


440 


283.80 


Northside 


358 


230.91 


Park Avenue 


330 


212.85 


Piedmont 


364 


234.78 


Shiloh 


368 


237.36 



3755 $ 2,421.98 
Membership 200-299 @ .62140 



Bessemer 206 

Crestwood 283 

Hillsboro 224 

Jonesboro 265 

St. Andrev^s 207 

White Hill 225 



128.75 
176.88 
140.00 
165.62 
129.37 
140.63 



1410 $ 881.25 
Membership 100-199 @ .581/4^ 

Bethel 190 111.15 

Bethesda 135 78.98 

Bethlehem 108 63.18 

Brentwood 196 114.66 

Buffalo (L) 158 92.43 

Cross Roads 198 115.83 

Dogwood Acres 105 61.42 

East Burlington 192 112.32 

Edgewood 134 78.39 

El Bethel 181 105.88 

Faith 181 105.88 



Membership 100-199 @ .58^2^ con't 

Greenwood 124 72.54 

Little River 165 96.53 

Madison 133 77.80 

Meadowside 176 102.96 

Memorial 137 80.15 

New Hope 118 69.03 

Pleasant Grove 120 70.20 

Pocket 156 91.26 

Riverview 176 102.96 

St. Paul 124 72.54 

Sedgefield 153 89.50 

Siler City 121 70.79 

Smyrna . 105 61.42 

Springwood 123 71.96 

Westminster 168 98.28 

Yanceyville 114 66.69 



3991 

Membership 99 and under 

Black Memorial 85 

Broadway 99 

Cumnock 28 

Efland 30 

Eno 93 

Euphronia 65 

Fairfield 65 

Farmville 31 

Goldston 15 

Griers 77 

Gulf 28 

Haywood 34 

Hillview 84 

Hope View 92 

Milton - 60 

Morningside 67 

Mt. Vernon Spgs 76 

Oakview 31 

Pittsboro 70 

Randolph 65 

Red House 44 

Salem 92 

Speedwell 69 

Stoneville 46 

Stony Creek 99 

Trinity 33 

Vandalia 71 

Wentworth 40 



$ 2,334.73 

@ My2t 

48.03 
55.94 
15.82 
16.95 
52.54 
36.73 
36.73 
17.51 
8.47 
43.50 
15.82 
19.21 
47.46 
51.98 
33.90 
37.85 
42.94 
17.52 
39.55 
36.73 
24.86 
51.98 
38.98 
25.99 
55.94 
18.64 
40.12 
22.60 



1689 $ 954.29 

Membership 22,514 

Total Tax for 1961 - _ .... $14,610.19 
Respectfully submitted, 
John G. Parks, Jr., Chairman 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of, 

Was presented by Elder H. P. Morrison, Chairman. The 
report with the recommendations was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK TO THE 
PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, SEPTEMBER 8, 1960 
BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BROADWAY, N. C. 

I. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, the following calls were 
examined and found to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the New Hope Presbyterian Church has called 
the Reverend Samuel R. Fudge of the Presbytery of Ouachita, to 
be pastor of the New Hope Presbyterian Church. Terms of the 
call are as follows: 

a. Salary — $4,500.00 per annum 

b. Free use of the Manse 

c. Car allowance at rate of $535.00 per annum during 1960 and 
at rate of $800.00 per annum thereafter 

d. 7V2% of salary to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

e. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family. 

f. Moving expenses up to $600.00 

g. One month vacation. 

The Statement of Belief of the Reverend Samuel R. Fudge was ex- 
amined and found in order. 

2. The Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church has called the 
Reverend J. S. Cook as Stated Supply for a period of one year, 
from September 1, 1960 to August 31, 1961. Terms of the call 
are as follows: 

a. Salary — $4,500.00 per annum (of which $1900.00 is Social 
Security) 

b. Manse rent $480.00 

c. Ministers' Annuity $388.00 

d. Car allowance $800.00 

e. Hospital Policy $100.00 

f. One month vacation 

II. The Commission has reviewed the recommendations of the Committee 
on the Minister and His Work of both the General Assembly and the 
Synod of North Carolina. 

1. It was found that most of these recommendations are now being 
practiced by your Commission or have been recommended to the 
Presbytery for action. 

2. We call the attention of the Presbytery to the following recom- 
mendations: 

a. "It has come to our attention that there has been some question 
before the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Government 
concerning the expenses incurred by church organizations in 
moving ministers from one place to another upon acceptance 
of a call. The services of a Minister of the Word and Sacra- 
ments of the Presbyterian Church in the United States is con- 
tinuous from the time he is approved by a Presbytery for Ordi- 
nation until he ceases to be a Minister. Therefore, we recommend 



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that the Assembly certify that the expenses of moving a minister 
and his family and goods are a church expense, and should be 
recognized by the calling congregation and/or church agency 
and should be provided with any call to a new field of duty." 
(Recommendation 5, page 68, Minutes of the 100th General 
Assembly) 

b. "The General Council of the Assembly is making a study of the 
'Office of the Minister'; first draft copies of which are being- 
circulated throughout the church, and we recommend that Synod 
urge all who receive a copy to study it and give to the Council 
their recommendations regarding its scope and content". 
(Recommendation 2, page 106, Blue Book of the Synod of North 
Carolina). 

III. Under authority granted by the Presbytery, the Commission on The 
Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission in the 
following matter: 

1. At its regular meeting on September 6, 1960 the Commission heard 
the request of the Reverend Gerald N. Reiff , pastor of the El-Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C, that the pastoral relation 
between the El-Bethel Church and himself be dissolved as of 
September 15, 1960 in order that he might accept appointment as 
a Chaplain in the United States Navy, and that he be granted the 
privilege to labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery indefinitely 
as a Navy Chaplain. 

Mr. Arthur F. Holman, a ruling elder in the El-Bethel Church, 
stated that at a duly called congregational meeting on August 28, 
1960 the congregation reluctantly voted to concur with Mr. Reiff 
in his request to Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation be- 
tween the El-Bethel Church and Mr. Reiff. 

2. On September 6th the Commission heard the request of Rev. J. 0. 
Howell that the pastoral relationship between him and the Smyrna 
and Wentworth churches be dissolved as of August 31st and that 
he be given permission to labor without the bounds of Presbytery. 
Mr. Paul Miller of the Smyrna Church and Mr. Edgar French of 
the Wentworth Church stated that in each of their churches at a 
duly called congregational meeting the congregations reluctantly 
concurred in Mr. Howell's request for dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship. The Commission dissolved the relationship as of 
August 31st and he was granted permission to labor without the 
bounds of the Presbytery for one year. 

IV. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

The Commission recommends that 

1. The call of the New Hope Church to the Rev. Samuel R. Fudge be 
approved and that pending his examination and the signing of the 
Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be placed in his hands. 

2. The call of the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church to Rev. 
J. S. Cook be approved. 

3. A Commission be appointed to install the Reverend Samuel R. 
Fudge as pastor of the New Hope Church. 

4. The Presbytery approve the action of the Commission in requesting 
that "moving expense" be made a part of all future calls. 

5. Those receiving a copy of "The Office of the Minister" study them 
and make their recommendations known to the General Council of 
the General Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. P. Morrison, Chairman 



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The request of Rev. Sam Hart was granted that the pastoral 
relationship between himself and the Siler City and Mt. 
Vernon Springs Churches be dissolved, effective October 1, 
1960, and that he be dismissed to Lexington Presbytery to 
accept work in Millboro and Windy Grove Churches. 

The recommendation was adopted that the Manual be 
changed (this constituting the first reading for the change) 
so as to delete Paragraph 2 on Page 73 of the Manual, which 
requires a two thousand word statement of belief from min- 
isters coming into the Presbytery. 

The recommendation was adopted that the pastoral relation- 
ship between the Rev. Clark Porter, III and the Little River 
Church be dissolved. ^ 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff in the absence of Rev. 
W. M. Baker, Chairman, who proceeded with the examina- 
tions of Rev. R. B. Rock and Rev. Samuel R. Fudge. They 
were examined in Experimental Religion by the Moderator ; 
in Theology by Mr. Piephoff ; on the Sacraments by Rev. 
Lee Wilhngham; and on Church Government by Rev. Carl 
Mills. The examination was sustained in its several parts 
and as a whole. Mr. Fudge accepted the call of the New 
Hope Church, and both Mr. Fudge and Mr. Rock signed the 
Book of Ministerial Obligations. The motion was carried 
that these men be received as members of Orange Presby- 
tery. Mr. Rock will be the Stated Supply of Haywood 
Church. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. John Womeldorf, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. 

TRUSTEES OF GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL, Report of, 

Was presented by Mr. John Kellenberger. The report was 
received as information and the recommendations adopted 
as follows : 

1. That the local Churches encourage their members to support Glade 
Valley School through their prayers, visits and gifts. 

2. That each local church examine the needs of Glade Valley School 
and respond to the capital funds campaign in accordance with their 
ability to meet those needs. 

3. That Presbytery elect two additional trustees, preferably two 
young business men with the view of developing more leadership 
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4. That each Presbyterian consider the electing, or re-electing, of 
Trustees for Glade Valley School in terms of their interest in the 
school rather than in their tenure of office. 

Rev. E. E. Kirkman addressed Presbytery concerning the school. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. H. Reid Montgomery, Chairman. 
The report was received as information. 

RECESS 

Presbytery took action to recess for lunch until 1 :30 P.M. 
Rev. Sam Hart led the Presbytery in prayer. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 1 :30. 

CONSIDERATION OF 

"The Form Of Government And Rules of Discipline as 
Revised For The Presbyterian Church In The U. S." The 
motion was carried in favor of the proposed revision of the 
Form Of Government of The Presbyterian Church In The 
U. S. The motion was carried in favor of the proposed re- 
vision of the Rules Of Discipline Of The Presbyterian 
Church In The U. S. 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman. The re- 
port was received as information. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman, who 
introduced and presented Raymon Lee White of the Buf- 
falo (G) Church for the purpose of examination as a candi- 
date for the Gospel Ministry in accordance with paragraph 
108 of The Book of Church Order. The examination in 
Experimental Religion and Motives for Desiring To Become 
A Minister was conducted by the Moderator and the motion 
was carried that the examination be sustained. The Mod- 
erator then proposed the questions required by The Book 
of Church Order, which were answered in the affirmative. 
The charge was delivered by Rev. Lee Willingham and a 
prayer of consecration was led by the Moderator. The 
recommendation was adopted that Mr. White be enrolled 
as a candidate of Orange Presbytery. The recommendation 
was adopted that the following be dropped from the roll of 
candidates: Miss Helen Cole; Mr. A. Fred Leary and Mr. 
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the following be approved for educational loans : Miss Mary 
Faith Carson, Mr. M. M. Foust, Mr. Joe Kenneth Rogers, 
Mr. Tony Wen, and Mr. Raymon Lee White. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Sam Cappel in the absence of Elder 
Durward Stokes, Chairman. The report was received as 
information and after Rev. E. E. Kirkman was introduced 
he spoke concerning the Cavalcade to be held in Greensboro 
on October 3 and 4. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. J. W. Orders, Chairman. The fol- 
lowing report was read and adopted : *'We the members of 
the Presbytery of Orange appreciate the hospitality of the 
Broadway Presbyterian Church. We are indebted to the 
pastor, Harry Barnett, the Session and especially, the 
women of the church for the delicious meal served us. Also 
we are thankful for the special music presented to us by 
the quartet and organist. We move that we express our 
gratitude by a rising vote of thanks." 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows : It is recommended that the present rela- 
tionship existing between the Little River, Eno and Fairfield 
Churches be dissolved in order that the Little River Church 
might become a self-supporting, one-church field, and it is 
further recommended that the Eno and Fairfield Churches 
be assured of the help of the Church Extension Committee 
in meeting in full the minimum financial requirements for 
pastors in the Presbytery, beginning October 1, 1960. 

COMMITTEE ON HOMES, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. J. W. Walkup, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows: 

1. That each church which has not already assumed a share in the 
"Forward Fund" for the Presbyterian Home be urged to do so. 

2. That the Rev. A. B. McClure, Superintendent of the Presbyterian 
Orphans Home, be heard in the interest of the Home. 

Rev. A. B. McClure spoke to the Presbytery concerning the Home. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. 



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THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Was presented by Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman. The 
report was adopted and the following elected : 

I. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

1963 — Cecil Adamson, Furman B. Pinson 

II. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Chairman — W. W. Peters 
1961— Carl H. Stark, Jr. (RE) 

1963— R. Don Carson (SS), Allen C. McSween (SS), Jake B. Balsley 

III. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery 

19(53— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

2. Davidson College 

1964— J. Spencer Love (SS) 

3. Flora Macdonald College 

1963— Kay M. Misenheimer, Archie L. Smith, C. W. Perry (SS), 
S. A. White (SS) 

4. Glade Valley 

196^— Paul Ingle (SS), Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (SS), Charles G. 
Fitzpatrick 

IV. DIRECTORS 
Camp New Hope 

1961— H. Earl Woodall (RE) 

1963— E. P. Barnes, Dale Keller, Wm. D. Varker, Mrs. Bernard Boyd, 
Mrs. T. E. Parks (SS), Coy Stack (SS) 

V. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations 
Chairman — Roy E. Watts 

A. Theology 

1961— J. W. Orders, Jr. (RE) 
1963— Roy E. Watts 

B. Sacraments 

1963 — Lawrence W. Avent 

C. Church Government 
1963— J. T. Kesterson (SS) 

D. English Bible 

1963— Jerry C. McCann 

2. Nominations (Elected from floor at January meeting) 

3. Sessional Records 

1962— Edward C. Thornburg (RE) 

1963— Frank S. Johnston 

4. World Missions and Overseas Relief 

1963— J. A. White, John E. Eliason, Mrs. C. W. Perry (SS) 

5. Annuities and Relief 
Chairman — Harry M. Clark 

1963— Harry M. Clark, Fred W. McDaniel, Jr. 



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6. Church Extension 

1963— Chester Alexander, J. W. Walkup, Robert Ham (SS), 
J. P. Shore (SS) 

7. Higher Education 

1963— J. A. Highsmith, Irving E. Birdseye (SS) 

8. Christian Education 
Chairman — Samuel N. Thomas 

1962— Kay M. Misenheimer (RE) 

1963— W. E. Lytch, Moir Ayers, Samuel N. Thomas (SS), E. Lee 
Willingham (SS), Mrs. James Dodson, Mrs. H. Earl Woodall 

9. Homes 

1963— Allen Keith-Lucas, W. Y. Preyer, Sr., J. Earl Adkins 

10. General Fund Agencies 

1963— Coy R. Bovender, W. L. Hodgkin, G. Worth Covington (SS), 
J. E. Latta (SS) 

11. Worship (Not elected this year) ■ . . ■ ^ 

12. Women's Work 

Chairman — Marion J. Murray 

1962— J. M. Millard (RE) 

1963— Marion J. Murray, Mrs. Eugene Wilson (SS) 

13. Evangelism 

1963— Samuel S. Cappel (SS) 

14. Stewardship Promotion 
Chairman — Herman D. McLean 

1961— Woodson P. Booth (RE) 

1963— Herman D. McLean (SS), John M. Yount, Sion A. Boney, 
Fred W. McDaniel, Jr. 

15. Christian Relations / . . 
1963— Sydney F. Marsh 

16. Presbyterian Survey 

1962— Carlyle B. Lewis . , 
Presbyterian Sec. of Literature 

CODE: (RE) means replacement 
(SS) means succeed self 

COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Hardin A. King, Chairman. The 
following commission was elected by Presbytery to install 
Rev. Samuel R. Fudge in the New Hope Church : Rev. R. J. 
McMullen, Chairman, Rev. Vance Barron to preach. Rev. 
Burton Sherrod to charge the pastor. Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 
to charge the congregation, Mr. W. W. Barker, alternate. ) 
The service to be on October 9th at 7:30 P.M. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Elder Charles W. Perry of the High Point Church was 
unanimously designated as nominee for Moderator of 
Orange Presbytery for the Three Hundred Eighty-Third 
Stated Meeting. 



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PRESBYTERY OWNED OFFICE BUILDING COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Mr. June Grumpier. The report was 
received as information and the following resolutions 
adopted : 

RESOLUTION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY ADOPTED AT MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 8, 1960 

RESOLVED that Orange Presbytery, in meeting duly called and con- 
vened, approves the contract entered into between Orange Presbytery, by 
its Stated Clerk, and Ada P. Robeson, dated August 30, 1960, for the 
purchase by Presbytery of the property known as 628 North Elm Street, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, owned by Ada P. Robeson, the acquisition 
being for the purpose of using the site for the construction of a headquarters 
building for Orange Presbytery. A copy of said contract is attached to 
and made a part of this resolution. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Orange Presbytery hereby authorizes 
and directs its Trustees to receive title to the said property pursuant to 
said contract of purchase and sale, and to execute the required purchase 
money note and deed of trust. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee on the Presbytery- 
Owned Office Building be authorized and directed to immediately proceed 
to raise sufficient funds for the building project as authorized by Presbytery 
in meeting held in Hillsboro on July 16, 1959. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Committee be authorized and 
directed, after acquisition of title and possession, to dispose of and de- 
molish the old frame buildings located on the property and to proceed to 
construct the office building for Presbytery as soon as the required funds 
become available. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Presbytery has been advised by 
letter, signed by officials of the City of Greensboro, as to the use that may 
be made of the property. A copy of said letter is attached hereto and made 
a part of this resolution. 

August 30, 1960 

Carraway Realty Co. 
Phone BR 4-5178 
Greensboro, N. C. 

I hereby make an offer through you as agent, to purchase the property 
located at 628 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina and known as 
the Ada Robeson property, said property consisting of Lot 55 ft. by 150 ft., 
subject to the following terms and conditions: 

I agree to pay for said property the sum of $20,000.00, said property to 
be free and clear of all encumbrances whatsoever, except as herein stated, 
said purchase price to be paid in the following manner: 

$100.00 which I hand you herewith as earnest money and is to be held 
by you until this transaction is completed, guaranteeing the faithful per- 
formance of this offer. 

$1,900.00 to be paid upon delivery to me of a deed conveying a good and 
marketable title to said property, and the balance of the purchase price, 
to-wit $18,000.00, to be paid as follows: Balance of purchase price shall 
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at the rate of $125.00 per month until paid in full, beginning January 1, 
1961. Note to be secured by a first deed of trust on lot conveyed to Presby- 
tery, with understanding that seller shall cancel said first deed of trust 
and take a second deed of trust on said property if and when Orange 
Presbytery needs to borrow money for the construction of office building 
on the lot. 

The taxes for the taxable year 1960 are to be prorated to the date of 
closing the transaction. 

The insurance now in force on the said property is also to be prorated 
to the date of closing the transaction. 

Rents are to be prorated to the date of closing the transaction and 
settlement made at that time. 

Other conditions: Miss Robeson shall retain possession of a gas heater 
located in bedroom on second floor. 

This offer is made upon the condition that an office building of suitable 
size can be erected on this property, purchaser to be sole judge of suit- 
ability. 

This offer is also made subject to the approval of Orange Presbytery, 
at meeting to be held September 8, 1960. 

It is agreed that in case of illness of Miss Robeson, the Presbytery upon 
her request will make arrangements for her to borrow money against this 
note. Also, in case of her death, the Presbytery shall pay funeral expenses 
to be deducted from balance due estate. 

Possession to be given December 30, 1960. 

This offer is made subject to title examination, and conditional upon the 
present owners being able to convey to me a good and marketable title to 
said property, of which purchaser's attorney shall be sole judge. 

No representations other than those expressed herein, either oral or 
written, are part of this sale. 

In case of acceptance of this offer, I agree to make final settlement and 
to execute the necessary papers in connection therewith on or before the 
1st day of October, 1960 and if I fail to do so the earnest money acknowl- 
edged above will be forfeited by me. Deed is to be made to the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery. 

In case of rejection of this offer, or in case the present owners are unable 
to convey a good and marketable title, the $100.00 which I hand you here- 
with is to be returned to me and this offer shall become null and void. 

In case of acceptance by the proper parties, it is understood that this 
offer shall become a contract binding on each party according to the terms 
set out above. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
(Signed) BY s/R. H. Stone 
Stated Clerk 

(Accepted) 
s/Ada P. Robeson 



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August 30, 1960 

City of Greensboro 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Attention: City Building Inspector and 

Director of Planning and Zoning 

Gentlemen: 

Orange Presbytery is considering the purchase of a tract of land located 
at 628 North Elm Street in the City of Greensboro, N. C. This tract of land 
fronts 55 feet on the east side of North Elm Street and has a depth of 
150 feet. Orange Presbytery proposes, if it purchases this land, to erect 
thereon a church office building. This letter is for the purpose of inquiring 
as to whether or not under the Zoning Ordinances of the City of Greensboro 
the Presbytery would be permitted to erect on this lot a church office 
building. 

It is our understanding that the lot is currently zoned as Institutional. 
We further understand that a church office building containing 2,060 square 
feet on the ground floor level could be erected on this lot provided said 
building is set back 30 feet from the east margin of North Elm Street and 
located on either the north or south side of the captioned lot. That is to 
say, the building would have to be erected on the lot so that there would be 
a clearance of 20 feet between the building and either the north or south 
line of the captioned property. We further understand that the Presbytery 
could, if it desired, erect a two-story building on this lot in the manner 
set forth above, with the ground floor level containing 2,060 square feet 
and the second floor level also containing 2,060 square feet. 

If our information is correct as to the type and size of the building that 
could be erected on the above-captioned lot, we would appreciate your 
confirming this by signing the copy of this letter attached hereto. 

Very truly yours, 

YORK, BOYD & FLYNN 

BY s/A. W. Flynn, Jr. 

AWFjr/vmt 

s/ R. L. Byrum, City Building Inspector 
s/ Dennis E. Daye, Assistant Director 
of Planning 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation was accepted from Piedmont Church for the 
Three Hundred Eighty-Third Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery, which will be held January 19, 1961. 

ELECTION OF PERMANENT CLERK 

Rev. Jerry McCann, upon nomination by Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Stated Clerk, was elected by Presbytery as Permanent Clerk 
for a term of three years. 

A motion was carried that a historical sketch of the Broad- 
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ADJOURNMENT 

The Minutes were read and approved. After Presbytery 
voted to adjourn the Moderator led Presbytery in prayer. 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Moderator 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, Permanent Clerk 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

On the 29th of June, 1907, a commission of Fayetteville Presbytery met 
at Broadway, Moore County, N. C, and organized the Broadway Presby- 
terian Church. Rev. K. A. McLeod, who at that time lived in Jonesboro 
(a section of Sanford today), served as the first pastor. The total member- 
ship the first year was 15. He served the Jonesboro and Mt. Pisgah Churches 
also. The second pastor was the Rev. C. V. Cavitt who served for two years. 

In 1911 Rev. A. W. Shaw became pastor, serving also as pastor of the 
Pittsboro and Haywood Churches. In 1912 we were again grouped with 
Mount Pisgah, and the Rev. Charles Bragaw was pastor until 1914, when 
the Rev. R. S. Latimer followed, serving as pastor until 1917. 

The first Church building had been used until 1917, when it was torn 
down and rebuilt on the same location. Again the Church was grouped 
with Jonesboro, and Rev. L. A. McLaurin served as pastor. From 1917 to 

1920 the Church was grouped with Mt. Pisgah, and serving as pastor was 
the Rev. J. A. Calligan. The next pastor, the Rev. E. B. Carr, served from 

1921 to 1935. In 1923 Broadway and other Churches in Lee County were 
ceded to Orange Presbytery. The next pastor was the Rev. J. S. Cook. 

Work on the present church building was begun in 1934, using plans 
provided by an architect from the University of North Carolina. Rev. 
Arnold Pate became pastor in 1936, and preached the first sermon in the 
now completed sanctuary on the 24th of July 1937. A formal dedication 
was held on April the 23rd, 1944, with the Rev. W. T. Thompson, D.D., of 
Union Theological Seminary as speaker. After over 10 years of service 
Mr. Pate resigned to continue as full time pastor of the Jonesboro Church. 

A manse was constructed in 1948. Rev. Robert B. Rock was called as 
pastor in October of that year. He also served as the pastor of the Cumnock 
and Salem Churches. He served for eight years — until July 1957. 

Church chimes were presented to the Church and a dedication service 
was held on October 26, 1952. Flood lights were presented the Church in 
1956. Both gifts were given as memorials. 

A new Sunday School Fellowship Hall was completed in 1958. Rev. 
Harry Barnett became pastor in January 1959. Our membership is now 
98 and the Sunday School enrollment about 127. 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THIRD STATED 
WINTER MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Piedmont Presbyterian Church 

Burhngton, N. C. 

Thursday, January 19, 1961 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Third Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order at 9:30 A.M. in the Piedmont 
Presbyterian Church, Burhngton, N. C, on Thursday, January 
19, 1961, by the last Moderator present. Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

The opening devotional was conducted by Rev. Lee Adkins. 
Dr. John H. Leith of Union Seminary preached the sermon 
entitled, ''What Is the Church," based on Ephesians 1:15-23. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Colon McKenzie Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins 

James W. Anderson 

Chester Alexander W. S. Hogan Burling-ton First 

W. M. Baker 

Harry F. Barnett C. L. McNeill Broadway 

Robert W. Dalrymple Salem 

James E. Bearss 

1. E. Birdseye S. E. Atcheson Guilford Park 

Woodson P. Booth, James Campbell Euphronia 

Mack Johnson Pocket 

Howard Wilson White Hill 

Coy Bovender- Ben McCulloch Stony Creek 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Ben F. Brown W. Warren Richardson Alamance 

William Brown C. W. Schultheis Faith 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

Sam S. Cappel R. A. Wilkinson Mebane 

Don Carson R. E. Carrington, Jr Sanford First 

J. S. Cook 

W. M. Currie Harvey Sellers Greensboro First 

Bynum Hines 

J. R. Dail W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

L. W. Cook Black Memorial 

John Eliason Hope View 

W. H. Goodman, Jr J. P. Mitchell Sedgefield 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick J. M, Wham Dogwood Acres 

Sam Fudge S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Jos. M. Garrison Donald W. Russell Church of the Covenant 

Geo. V. H. Hunter, Jr. J. E. Warren Randolph 

F. S. Johnston Neal Broach Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 



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Philip J. Lee, Jr • ' / • * " ' ■ ' ' 

John H. Leith 

W. E. Lytch David W. Wright, Jr Bethesda 

C. D, Covington Yanceyville 

William E. Massey, Jr. M. S. Walker Cross Roads . 

Jerry C. McCann James R. Maddrey St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel, Jr. J. G. Patterson, Sr Springwood 

H. R. McFadyen 

R. J. McMuUen 

Allen C. McSween Harry McNeill Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Carl E. Mills 

K. M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe Park Avenue 

Reid Montgomery Roland F. May Glenwood 

Zane M. Moore James C. Perry Morningside 

Marion J. Murray W. M. Holt Jonesboro 

J. William Orders Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

T. Henry Patterson J, Bennie Joyce Madison 

John Parks J. B. Balsley, Jr Reidsville First 

W. W. Peters E. P. Caruthers Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff Sam A. Florence Bethany 

William M. Plonk 

Wm. Clark Porter HL-.C. B. Pope, Jr Eno 

Bill Dorsett Fairfield 

Burton Sherrod 

Carl H. Stark, Jr..___.- 

R. H. Stone 

Samuel N. Thomas - 
Edward C. Thornburg 

Robert Lee Turner 

William D. Varker... 

James H. Wade 

J. W. Walkup 

Roy E. Watts 

W. H. Westerfield _____ 

John C. Whitley 

E. Lee Willingham 



John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

N. N. Fleming, III Hawfields 

J. Nolon Hinshaw Bessemer 

J. H. Dick Westminster 

Arthur Ross, Jr Asheboro First 

K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

Charles W. Perry High Point First 



L. E. Cheek Leaksville First 

Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf N. T. Wrenn Brentwood 

H. Earl Woodall H. M. Pearson Bethel 

C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

Ernest Mackie Chapel Hill 

P. Hunter Dalton, Sr Crestwood 

Howard McAdams Efland 

Wm. J. Chambers El-Bethel 

Ernest E. Patterson Hillsboro 

H. L. Gray Little River 

Willard G. Wilson Northside 

E. C. Kimball Riverview 

Howard Pearson Shiloh 

R. W. Vann Siler City 

G. T. Leary Vandalia 

Jasper Roberts Wentworth 

Churches with no Elder present: Cumnock, East Burlington, Farmville, 
Goldston, Greenwood, Guilford Park, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Red House, Salem, Smyrna, Speed- 
well, Stoneville, Trinity. 



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ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Elder Charles W. Perry, First Church High Point, was 
elected Moderator by acclamation and led the Presbytery 
in prayer. Rev. James Bearss and Rev. William Orders 
were elected as Temporary Clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder John C. Barnwell of the Piedmont Church extended 
a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. The printed 
docket was approved as follows : 

9:30 A.M. Called to Order— Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

Opening Worship — Rev. Lee W. Adkins, Chairman 
Sermon — Dr. John H. Leith 

10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator (Mr. Charles W. Perry, Nominee) and 

Temporary Clerks 
Address of Welcome — Mr. John C. Barnwell 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 
Introduction of visiting brethren 
Communications and announcements 
Appointment of standing committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

Appointment of Special Committees: 

1. Installations 

2. Records and Amendments to B. C. O. 

10:30 A.M. Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report of, 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Committee on Examinations, Report of, 

Rev. Roy E. Watts, Chairman 
(Reception of Ministers) 

11:15 A.M. World Mission Committee, Report of. 

Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Chairman 

11:45 A.M. Examination of Sessional Records, 

Mr. Irvine C. Crawford, Chairman 

12:45 P.M. Report of Committee on Church Extension, 

Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

1:00 P.M. Recess for lunch 

2:00 P.M. Reconvene 

Committees and Council reporting: 
Courtesy 

Higher Education, Rev. W. Vance Barron, Chairman 

An address by Dr. Ansley Moore 
Sub-Committee on Candidates, Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, 
Chairman 

Council of Orange Presbytery, Rev. John Parks, Chairman 
Evangelism, Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman 
Installations 



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Presbytery-owned Office Building, Mr. J. A. Grumpier, 
Ghairman 

Manual Revision, Mr. Gharles S. Wilkins, Ghairman 
Ghristian Relations, Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Ghairman 
Gentennial Gommittee, Mr. Gharles W. Perry, Ghairman 
Nominations, Rev. James H. Wade, Ghairman 
Ghristian Education, Rev. Sam N. Thomas, Ghairman 

Election of Gommissioners to General Assembly 

Election of Glass of 1963 on Nominations (two members) 
(Nominations are made from the floor — vote by written 
ballot) 

Reading Manual changes 

Unfinished business 

Time and place of next meeting (April 20th, Glenv/ood Ghurch) 

Reading and correcting the Minutes 

Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

The following persons were introduced to Presbytery : Rev. 
Philip J. Lee, Westminster Presbytery; Rev. J. A. Boyd, 
Abing-don Presbytery; Rev. and Mrs. L. T. Edgerton, Con- 
cord Presbytery, formerly of Orange ; Rev. William Brown, 
Mobile Presbytery; Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Wilmington 
Presbytery; Rev. C. D. Caldwell, Mecklenburg Presbytery; 
Rev. A. A. McLean, H. R., Temporary Supply at Siler City. 
By action of Presbytery the Ministers were invited to sit 
as visiting brethren. 

COMMUNICATIONS: 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following manner: 

1. Requests to be excused: Rev. E. Lee Willingham from the morning- 
session, Rev. W. M. Rice, Rev. Vance Barron, Rev. Lawrence 
Avent, and Rev. John L. Davis, IL Requests were granted, 

2. Report of Ghaplain Gerald N. Reiff. The report was received as 
information. 

3. Request from Rev. James H. Wade that the pastoral relations 
between him and the First Presbyterian Ghurch of Asheboro be 
dissolved. An Elder from the church was heard stating that the 
church reluctantly concurred in the request. The request was 
granted in order that Mr. Wade might accept a call to the Hills- 
boro Ghurch. 

4. A request from the First Ghurch Reidsville that Orange Presby- 
tery overture The General Assembly to withdraw from the Na- 
tional Gouncil and the World Gouncil of Ghurches was referred to 
the Gommittee on Bills and Overtures. 

5. A request from the Dogwood Acres Ghurch that Presbytery 
approve a loan of $6,000 from the North Garolina National Bank 
was approved. 

6. A request from the Bethel Ghurch that Presbytery approve a 
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to help purchase twenty-one acres of land adjacent to the church 
property. 

7. A letter from the Westminster Church asking for changes in the 
terms of the call to the Pastor. The following changes were 
approved: Salary — $5,400.00; travel expense — $800.00; group 
insurance for minister and his family and utilities — $800.00. 

8. A letter from the Dogwood Acres Church asking for changes in 
the terms of the call to the Pastor. The following changes were 
approved: Increase car allowance from $270.00 to $535.00. The 
approval included a reminder to the Church that the car allowance 
should be $800.00. 

9. Request from the Hawfields Church to amend the call of the 
Pastor to read: Salary $5200 and car allowance $1000.00. Request 
was approved. 

10. A request from Dr. Joseph Garrison to be permitted to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery during the months of July and 
August 1961 in an exchange of pastorates with the Rev. George 
B. Sangster of Aberdeen Scotland was approved. The approval 
included permission for Rev. George Sangster to labor within the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery. 

11. Certificates of Dismission for the following Ministers were re- 
ceived as information: 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr., Wilmington Presbytery 
Rev. Philip J. Lee, Jr., Westminster Presbytery 
Rev. C. D. Caldwell, Mecklenburg Presbytery 
Rev. William Brown, Mobile Presbytery 

12. An invitation to Presbytery to have the Fall Meeting, September 
14, 1961 at the First Presbyterian Church, Burlington. The 
invitation was accepted. 

13. Minutes of Commissions to Install Rev. Samuel R. Fudge and 
Rev. Samuel N. Thomas were admitted to record: 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL R. FUDGE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 
October 9, 1960, 7:30 P.M., and was led in prayer by the chairman. Dr. 
R. J. McMullen. Members of the Commission present were: Ministers: 
R. J. McMullen, Vance Barron, and Burton Sherrod; Elders: Alan Keith- 
Lucas and W. W. Barker. 

The chairman. Dr. R. J. McMullen, called the meeting to order and de- 
clared that a quorum was present. Elder W. W. Barker was elected clerk 
of the commission. 

The Rev. Vance Barron read the Scripture and preached the sermon. 
Dr. McMullen propounded the Constitutional questions to the minister and 
the congregation and led the congregation in the prayer of consecration. 
The questions having been answered in the affirmative, the Rev. Samuel R. 
Fudge was declared installed as pastor of the New Hope Presbyterian 
Church, according to Paragraphs 136-140 of the Book of Church Order. 
The Rev. Burton Sherrod delivered the charge to the minister and elder 
Alan Keith-Lucas delivered the charge to the congregation. 



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The Worship Service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by 
the newly installed minister and the congregation and friends were invited 
into the Fellowship Hall to greet the new pastor and the members of the 
Commission. The minutes of the Commission were read and approved and 
the Commission was adjourned with prayer by the chairman. 

R. J. McMullen, Chairman 
^ ' W. W. Barker, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL N. THOMAS 

The Commission elected by Orange to install Rev. Samuel N. Thomas 
pastor of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church on February 7, 1960 met in 
the study of the Hawfields Church prior to the morning worship and was 
constituted with the prayer. Those present were: Revs. Carl H. Stark, Jr., 
Chairman; Kay M. Misenheimer, W. E. Lytch, Messrs. H. P. Morrison and 
Ralph Scott. 

The Commission united with the congregation in a service of worship in 
which Rev. Kay Misenheimer preached the sermon. The Constitutional 
questions were propounded by the chairman. Both pastor-elect and con- 
gregation answering in the affirmative, Rev. Samuel N. Thomas was declared 
duly called and installed pastor of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. H. P. Morrison gave the charge to the pastor and Rev. W. E. Lytch 
gave the charge to the congregation. The service of ordination was con- 
cluded with a prayer by Mr. Ralph Scott. 

After the benediction the minutes were read and approved and the 
Commission was adjourned with prayer 

Carl H. Stark, Jr. 
Chairman 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Statistical Report to the General Assembly was pre- 
sented by the Stated Clerk. The report was approved and 
ordered forwarded to the General Assembly's Office. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Was made by the Moderator as follows : 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr., Chairman 
Rev. Joseph M. Garrison 
Elder Charles E. Kerchner 

COURTESY 

Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 
Rev. Samuel Cappel 
Elder J. B. Balsley, Jr. 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

INSTALLATIONS 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Chairman 
Rev. W. M. Baker 
Elder John C. Barnwell 



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RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF CHURCH 
ORDER 

Rev. Marion S. Huske, Chairman 
Rev. T. Henry Patterson 
Rev. Robert L. Turner 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The re- 
port with the recommendations was admitted to record. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK TO THE 
PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, JANUARY 19, 1961 
PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work acted in the capacity of a Commission in 
the following matters : 

1. At its regular meeting on October 4, 1960, the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. Jeff Kesterson that he be granted a Cer- 
tificate of Dismissal to the Presbytery of Knoxville, effective 
October 31, 1960, in order that he might accept the call of the 
East Ridge Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tenn. Ruling 
Elder D. H. Cashwell of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant 
reported that the Session had accepted Mr. Kesterson's resignation 
as Assistant Pastor and concurred in his request. 

The Commission granted his request. 

2. At its regular meeting on October 4, 1960, the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. Z. V. Holler, Jr., that he be granted a 
Certificate of Dismissal to the Second Presbytery, Associate Re- 
formed Presbyterian General Synod, in order that he might accept 
the call of the Young Memorial A.R.P. Church, Anderson, South 
Carolina. 

The Commission granted his request. 

3. At a called meeting on October 12, 1960, the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. Hardin A. King that the pastoral relation- 
ship between the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 
and himself be dissolved as of October 31, 1960, and that he be 
granted a Certificate of Dismissal to the Presbytery of Piedmont, 
Synod of South Carolina, in order that he might accept the call 
of the Williamston Presbyterian Church, Williamston, S. C. 
Ruling Elder M. C. Loy reported that in a duly called congre- 
gational meeting the congregation of Shiloh Church had concurred 
by a majority vote with Mr. King in his request. 

The request was granted and the pulpit of the Shiloh Church was 
declared vacant. 

4. At a called meeting on October 12, 1960, the Commission received 
the request of the Rev. James P. Carse for a Certificate of Dis- 
missal to the Presbytery of Connecticut Valley, United Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. A., in order that he might accept the call of 
the University of Connecticut as Director of the University 
Christian Fellowship. 

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5. At its regular meeting on December 6, 1960, the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. W. L. Hodgkin that the pastoral relation- 
ship existing between himself and the Milton and Red House 
Presbyterian Churches be dissolved effective December 31, 1960, 
and that he be granted a Certificate of Dismissal to the Presbytery 
of Asheville, Synod of Appalachia, in order that he might accept 
the call of the Mills River Presbyterian Church, of Horse Shoe, 
N. C. Ruling Elders Mr. M. S. Angle, of the Milton Church and 
Mr. Jack Painter, of the Red House Church, reported that their 
congregations, in dully called congregational meetings December 
4th had voted to concur in Mr. Hodgkin's request. 

The request was granted and the pulpits of Milton and Red House 
Churches were declared vacant. 

II. Acting as a Committee, the Commission examined the following calls 
and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Faith Presbyterian Church has called 
the Reverend William Brown of the Presbytery of Mobile to be 
pastor of the Faith Church. 

Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $4,800.00 per annum ($600.00 designated for utilities) 

b. Free use of manse 

c. Car allowance — $800.00 per annum 

d. IV2 per cent salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

e. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family. 

f. One month vacation. 

The statement of Belief of the Rev. William Brown was examined 
and found to be in order. 

2. The congregation of the Sedgefield Church has called the Rev. 
Walter Hall Goodman, Jr., of the Presbytery of Wilmington to be 
pastor of the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church. Terms of the call 
are as f ollow^s : 

a. Salary $4,750.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. IV2 per cent of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund 

d. Car allowance— $800.00 a year 

e. Utilities allowance $300.00 a year 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. Moving expense from Beulaville, N. C. to Greensboro 
(approximately $200.00) 

h. Four weeks vacation 

3. The congregation of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church has called 
the Rev. James H. Wade to be its pastor. The terms of the call 
are as follows: 

a. Salary — $5000.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. IV2 per cent of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund 

d. Car allowance — $800.00 a year 
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f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. Moving- expenses from Asheboro to Hillsboro 

h. One month vacation 

4, The Session of the First Presbyterian Church, High Point, N. C. 
has called the Rev. Clifford Douglas Caldwell of the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg to the post of Assistant Pastor. Terms of the 
call are as follows: 

a. Salary— $5,000.00 per year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 71/2 per cent of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund 

d. Car allowance — $800.00 a year 
. e. Utilities of fuel and telephone 

- f. Moving expense from Charlotte to High Point 

g. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for Minister 
and his family 

h. One month vacation 

5. The Campus Christian Life Committee of the Synod of North 
Carolina has called the Rev. Philip J. Lee of Westminster Presby- 
tery to undertake the Campus Christian Life ministry at the 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. The terms of 
the call are as follows: 

a. Salary— $5,700.00 yearly 

b. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 

c. Rental allowance — $1200.00 per annum 

d. Social Security payment 

e. Automobile allowance — $600,00 yearly 

f. One month vacation 

6. The congregation of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church has amended 
its call to the Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery as of January 1, 1961 
so that the terms are now as follows: 

a. Salary $4,500.00 a year 

b. Car allowance $800.00 per year 

c. Manse utilities allowance $500.00 a year 

d. 1V2 per cent of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

e. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Free use of manse 

7. The Park Avenue Presbyterian Church has amended its call to 
Rev. K. M. Misenheimer as of January 1, 1961 as follows: 

a. Salary— from $5,000.00 to $5,200.00 yearly 

b. Car allowance— from $500.00 to $800.00 yearly 

III. REPORT OF PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DEC. 31, 1960: 

1. Bethlehem 

2. Cumnock-Farmville-Goldston-Gulf 

3. Efland 

4. El-Bethel 

5. Haywood 

6. Hillsboro 

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8. Milton-Red House / ' • 

9. Pittsboro 

10. Riverview 

11. Shiloh 

12. Siler City-Mt. Vernon Springs 

13. Stoneville 

14. Trinity 

15. Wentworth-Smyrna 

IV. REPORT ON MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING AS 
PASTORS OF CHURCHES: 

1. W. M. Baker, H. R., Mebane, N. C. 

2. A. P. Dickson, H. R., Plumtree, N. C. 

3. J. 0. Howell, T. Norman Park, Ga. 

4. Marion S. Huske, H. R., Charlotte, N. C. 

5. W. C. McLauchlin, F. M., Kobe, Japan 

6. R. J. McMullen, H. R., Chapel Hill, N. C. 

7. J. M. Millard, H. R., Greensboro, N. C. 

8. Gerald Reiff, Chaplain, Memphis, Tenn. 

9. W. M. Rice, Infirmed, Greensboro, N. C. 

10. L. B. Schenck, T., Davidson, N. C. 

11. D. Hilton Seals, M. D., Sylva, N. C. 

12. Harry Smith, Student, Drew Theological Sem., Madison, N. J. 

13. R. H. Stone, P. Exec. Sec'y-, S. C, Greensboro, N. C. 

14. W. T. Thompson, H. R., Richmond 27, Va. 

15. W. H. Westerfield, H. R., Danville, Virginia 

16. John H. Leith, Prof. U. T. S., Richmond, Virginia 

17. H. R. Fadyen, H. R., Oak Ridge, N. C. 

V. GENERAL INFORMATION: 

1. During 1960 your Commission held 11 stated meetings on the 
First Tuesday of the month and 5 called meetings. The attendance 
at these meetings averaged 85 per cent and represented approxi- 
mately 280 man-hours, exclusive of travel time. In order to be of 
greater service to Nominating Committees of pastorless churches, 
your Commission has met in the following locales: High Point 
(4 times), Greensboro (5 times), Graham (3 times), and Spray 
(1 time). 

2. Acting under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, your 
Commission has dissolved pastoral relationships between 8 min- 
isters and their churches, and dismissed 10 ministers and 1 candi- 
date to other Prebyteries. In the absence of a Commission with 
such authority delegated to it, these dismissals would have neces- 
sitated 4 called meetings of Presbytery. 

3. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has con- 
ferred with 14 Nominating Committees of pastorless churches, 
7 pulpit supply committees, and with 5 churches or ministers 
concerning developments in their fields. 

VI. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

Your Commission recommends: 

1. That the call of the Faith Presbyterian Church to the Rev. William 
Brown be approved and that pending his examination and his 
signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be placed 
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2. That the call of the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church to the Rev. 
Walter Goodman, Jr., be approved and that pending his examination 
and his signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be 
placed in his hands. 

3. That the call of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church to the Rev. 
James H. Wade be approved and the call placed in his hands. 

4. That Commissions be appointed to install the Rev. William 
Brown as pastor of the Faith Church, the Rev. Walter Hall 
Goodman, Jr., as pastor of the Sedgefield Presbyterian Church, 
and the Rev. James H. Wade as pastor of the Hillsboro Presby- 
terian Church. 

5. That the call of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of 
High Point to the Rev. C. D. Caldwell be approved and that pending 
his examination and his signing of the Book of Ministerial Obliga- 
tions the call be placed in his hands. 

6. That the call of the Campus Christian Life Committee of the 
Synod of North Carolina to the Rev. Philip J. Lee be approved 
and that pending his examination and his signing of the Book of 
Ministerial Obligations the call be placed in his hands. 

7. That the amended calls of the Glenwood Church to the Rev. Hugh 
Reid Montgomery and the Park Avenue Church to the Rev, K. M. 
Misenheimer be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of, 

Was made by Rev. Roy E. Watts, Chairman, who proceeded 
with the examinations of Rev. Wilham Brown, Rev. C. D. 
Caldwell, Rev. Philip J. Lee, and Rev. Walter H. Goodman, 
Jr. They were examined in Experimental Religion by the 
Moderator; their views in Theology by Rev. William Or- 
ders; and on the Sacraments and Church Government by 
Rev. George Hunter. The examinations were sustained in 
their several parts and as a whole. Rev. William Brown 
accepted the call to the Faith Church, Rev. C. D. Caldwell 
accepted the call of the Session to be Assistant Minister of 
the First Church of High Point, Rev. Phihp J. Lee accepted 
the call of the Campus Christian Life Committee of the 
Synod of N. C. to be Minister to Students at the University 
of North Carolina, and Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr. ac- 
cepted the call to the Sedgefield Church. They signed the 
Book of Ministerial Obhgations and were enrolled as mem- 
bers of Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. James H. Wade accepted the call to the Hillsboro 
Presbyterian Church. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 

By action of Presbytery it declared itself to be a committee 
of the whole for the purpose of examining Sessional records. 



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Under the direction of Elder Irvine C. Crawford, Chairman 
of the Committee, this part of the business was undertaken. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen presented a resolution that, ''Orange 
Presbytery request the Board of Publication of our church 
to seriously consider reprinting the book, 'Turretin on the 
Atonement', issued in 1859 by the Board of Publication of 
the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, New York." The 
resolution was approved. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Chairman. Rev. 
E. C. Thornburg spoke on the plans for the Greensboro 
Missions Conference to be held April 16-19, 1961. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions were adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY, JANUARY 19, 1961 

1. That the Church be called to continue and to increase its prayers for 
our missionaries and the mission fields. That the Church continue to 
pray that the Lord of the Harvest may supply needed new missionaries ; 
that pastors and all church leaders keep constantly before parents and 
their children the continuing need for missionaries in all of our world 
mission fields. 

2. That pastors and Sessions study the most recent list for new mission- 
aries, and send the names of any prospects to the Candidate Secretary 
of the Board of World Missions. 

3. That the World Mission Season, February 1st to March 5th, 1961, be 
observed in all of our churches as a time for church-wide dedication 
to the world task of Christian Missions. 

4. That the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for World Missions be 
observed by every Church in our Presbytery — February 26th to March 
5, 1961; and that all Sessions be urged to arrange for supplemental 
offerings in the churches. 

5. That a special Easter Offering be received April 2nd, 1961, for Overseas 
Relief and Inter-Church Aid, and that collections of used clothing, 
blankets, etc., be sent at least twice a year designated as contributions 
of _ the Presbyterian Church, U.S., to Church World Service, New 
Windsor, Maryland. 

6. That Presbytery commend the Presbyterian Ministers' Fellowship of 
Greensboro in their planning of a World Mission Conference for that 
city in April (April 16-19) of this year; and the Burlington ministers 
for a similar plan for their city in January, 1962. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Harry F. Barnett, Chairman 



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COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the following Churches be commended for coming to self- 
support this year: Brentwood and Faith. 

2. That the following Churches be commended for reducing their 
askings for sustentation this year: Morningside, St. Paul, Van- 
dalia, and Wentworth. 

3. That the following sustentation appropriations for 1961 be ap- 
proved : 



Black Memorial $ 550 

East Burlington 1,300 

Stony Creek 1,500 

Oakview 1,400 

Dogwood Acres 1,000 

St. Paul 1,600 

Springwood 1,200 

Hope View 2,100 

Milton 1,200 

Red House 1,200 

Memorial 1,500 

Randolph 2,250 

Smyrna 944 



Wentworth 900 

Hillview 1,880 

Vandalia 2,200 

Franklin Blvd. Chapel 1,200 

Edgewood 900 

Morningside 1,400 

El-Bethel 750 

Griers 1,030 

Eno 1,200 

Fairfield 800 

Trinity 1,500 

Gulf Field 2,400 



$33,904 



That the request of the Randolph Church for a loan of $10,000 at 
4% interest from the Church Extension Committee of Synod be 
approved. 

That each church participate to the fullest extent in the observance 
of the special Church Extension Season in May, and that each 
member be given an opportunity to participate in the Self-Denial 
Offering for Church Extension. 

That Ruling Elder Steve A. White be thanked and commended for 
his vision and generosity in making possible the procuring of a 
site for a church near the Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Ben F. Brown, Chairman 



MANUAL CHANGES 



The Stated Clerk gave the second reading of two suggested 
Manual changes as follows: 

1. That the section of the Manual entitled, ORDAINED MINISTERS 
COMING INTO PRESBYTERY, and requiring a written state- 
ment of not more than 2000 words on fundamental points of 
Theology be deleted. The deletion was approved. 

2. That those sections of the Manual concerning the HAWFIELDS 
ANNIVERSARY AND PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUND 
be deleted. The deletions were approved. 



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The Stated Clerk gave a second reading of a Manual change 
regarding Glade Valley School as follows: (on page 6 of 
the mimeographed Manual under Trustees — Glade Valley 
School) Presbytery shall elect four members annually to the 
Board of Trustees of Glade Valley School for a term of two 
years, two of whom are to be young business men. Also 
Presbytery shall appoint a woman to this Board for two 
years. The change was approved. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. presented a change in the Manual as 
follows: ORDAINED MINISTERS COMING INTO PRES- 
BYTERY. This was read and was laid on the table to be 
brought up at the next meeting of the Presbytery. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 1:00 P.M. Prayer was 
offered by Rev. C. D. Caldwell. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 2:00 P.M. Rev. E. Lee Wil- 
lingham introduced Dr. Robert Boyd and he was invited 
by the Presbytery to sit as a visiting brother. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. Wm. D. Varker. The following 
report was read and adopted : 

"It is apparent in the experience of the efficiency and enjoyment of 
this official fellowship that the application of the sermon which was 
preached this morning- on "The Church, Opportunity of Service" has 
been profoundly practiced especially in regard to those who have so 
diligently served us. It is, therefore, the thought of the Ruling Elders, 
Teaching Elders, and Visiting Brethren of the 383rd Stated Meeting 
of Orange Presbytery that we express our enthusiastic appreciation to : 

1. Our Stated Clerk, Dr. R, H. Stone, for his untiring preparation 
for this stated meeting of Presbytery and the able assistance of 
Mrs. K. L. Whittington. 

2. The retiring moderator and host pastor. Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 
for his service as Moderator and his hospitality as host; and his 
expert wisdom concerning hot biscuits. 

3. The present, active Moderator, Mr. Charles Perry, for piloting 
us expediently forward. 

4. Dr. John H. Leith for his challenging and stimulating sermon on 
"The Church." 

5. The Officers and Congregation of the Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church for extending to us the Christian atmosphere and warm 
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fi. The ladies of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church for the palatable 
calories so delectably prepared and delightfully served. 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by the Stated Clerk in the absence of Rev. 
Vance Barron, Chairman. The report was received as in- 
formation. 

The Moderator introduced Dr. Ansley C. Moore, President 
of St. Andrews College, who gave a Progress Report on the 
College. 

The report of the Sub-Committee on Candidates was pre- 
sented by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. The report was 
received as information. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. John Parks, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations 
adopted as follows: 

These following recommendations are made by the Council: 
1. The adoption of the following Benevolence Budget for 1961 : 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

World Missions $ 95,054 

Church Extension 38,278 

Christian Education 18,671 

Annuities and Relief 10,660 

General Fund 29,610 

Inter Church Agencies 514 



Total $192,787 

SYNOD'S CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 9,809 

Barium Springs 21,246 

Presbyterian Home 4,326 

Christian Education 5,611 

Educational Institutions 48,838 

Campus Christian Life 6,554 

Guidance Center 1,628 

Inter-Church Relations 600 

Contingent Salary Fund 1,970 



Total $100,582 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension „ $ 83,735 

Christian Education and Camp New Hope 22,057 

Office of Orange 21,557 

Glade Valley 7,632 



Total $134,981 



GRAND TOTAL $428,350 



The above budget was made from these acceptances by the churches. 



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BENEVOLENCE ACCEPTANCE BY CHURCHES IN DISTRICT I 



ACCEPTANCE 

1960 1961 CHURCH 



ACCEPTANCE 



CHURCH 

Bethesda $ 1,100 $ 1,100 

El-Bethel 1,200 1,200 

Greenwood 1,300 1,300 

Greirs 250 250 

Hillview 200 300 

Leaksville First . 5,000 5,000 

Madison 2,800 3,000 

Milton 1,100 1,100 

Oakview 150 150 

Pleasant Grove 250 250 

Red House 300 300 

Reidsville First 10,000 10,500 

Riverview 500 500 

Speedwell 560 600 

Stoneville 650 650 

Smyrna 400 400 

Yanceyville 1,500 1,500 

Wentworth 300 300 

DISTRICT II 

Alamance 16,000 17,000 

Asheboro 7,200 7,200 

Bessemer 2,500 3,000 

Bethel 3,000 2,500 

Brentwood 1,600 1,760 

Buffalo (C) 5,000 5,000 

Church of Covenant . 22,465 22,815 

Crestwood 1,600 1,600 

Dogwood Acres 880 900 

Faith 500 1,413 

Greenwood 3,120 4,000 

Greensboro First __...105,000 105,000 

Guilford Park 5,500 6,520 

High Point First 37,500 37,500 

Hope View 500 500 

Meadowside 1,200 900 

Memorial 1,320 1,100 

Randolph 730 865 

Sedgefield 1,500 1,600 

Springwood 1,200 900 

St. Paul 800 800 

Starmount 16,500 16,500 

Vandalia 800 1,059 

Westminster 1,500 1,650 

2. That the Budget and Audit Committee of the Council be authorized 
by Presbytery to work with the Central Treasurer in establishing 
a working percentage for distribution of all undesignated gifts 
sent through the treasurer's office, for the purpose of attaining 
the budgeted distribution as closely as possible. 

3. That the Presbytery consider the reports of the treasurers as 
tentative, unaudited reports and be received as information. The 
audited reports will be presented at the Spring or Summer meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John G. Parks, Jr., Chairman 



DISTRICT 

Bethany $ 

Bethlehem 

Burlington First 

Chapel Hill 

Cross Roads 

East Burlington 

Efland 

Eno 

Fairfield 

Graham 

Hawfields 

Hillsboro 

Little River 

Mebane 

New Hope 

Northside 

Park Avenue 

Piedmont 

Shiloh 

Stony Creek 

Trinity 

DISTRICT 

Black Memorial 

Broadway 

Buffalo (L) 

Edge wood 

Cumnock 

Euphronia 

Farmville 

Haywood 

Jonesboro 

Morningside 

Pittsboro 

Pocket 

Salem 

Sanford First 

St. Andrews 

White Hill 



1960 1961 

III 

7,666 
1,110 
33,000 
10,000 
3,600 

600 

400 

300 

400 
17,430 
9,760 
3,500 
1,500 
14,000 

800 
3,735 
4,200 
5,000 
4,000 
1,000 

500 
IV 

180 
1,200 
2,000 
1,000 

200 

300 

100 

100 
3,200 

580 
1,000 
1,000 

560 
20,000 
1,250 
1,000 



> 7,043 
1,200 
33,000 
10,000 
4,000 
800 
400 
300 
400 
17,141 
10,000 
3,500 
1,500 
14,000 
800 
3,735 
5,004 
5,000 
4,000 
1,000 
500 

180 
1,200 
2,100 
1,100 
200 
325 
100 
100 
3,520 
640 
1,000 
1,500 
560 
20,000 
1,375 
1,000 



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EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was given by Elder Durward T. Stokes, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. Rev. Carl Stark, Jr. 
reported on the Ministers' Retreat on Evangelism to be 
held at the Mebane Church January 30, 1961. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. The following 
Commissions were elected by Presbytery: 

1. To install Rev. Walter H, Goodman as pastor of the Sedgefield 
Church January 29, 1961 at 3:00 P. M. 

Rev. Ben F. Brown, to preside. 
Rev. William Currie, to preach the sermon. 
Rev. Jerry C. McCann, to charge the pastor. 
Elder Floyd Hendley, to charge the congregation. 
Elder Charles Wilkins, alternate 

2. To install Rev. William Brown as pastor of the Faith Church 
February 5, 1961 at 7:30 P. M. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, to preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions 

Rev. William Currie, to preach the sermon. 
Rev. Allen McSween, to charge the congregation. 
Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery, to charge the pastor. 
Elder Charles Wilkins, to have installation prayer. 
Elder Thomas Richmond, alternate. 

3. To install Rev. James H. Wade as pastor of the Hillsboro Church 
on February 26, 1961 at 11 A. M. 

Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, to preside. 
Rev. Chester Alexander, to preach the sermon. 
Rev. Robert J. McMullen, to charge the pastor. 
Elder S. A. White, to charge the congregation. 
Elder E. L. Mackie, alternate. 

MANUAL REVISION COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was made by Rev. Irving E. Birdseye. The recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

A. That the Presbytery continue to use the present Manual, all of 
which has been previously approved in the regular order of business 
of the Presbytery. 

B. That the Presbytery instruct Dr. Stone to purchase, from funds 
allocated to the Office of Orange Presbytery, sufficient binders 
similar to samples submitted to the Executive Secretary. These 
binders are to bear a label reading: Manual, Presbytery of Orange. 

C. Since the work of the Manual Revision Committee is complete, and 
it is, therefore, automatically discharged: That the Stated Clerk 
be instructed to issue Manual changes by issuing replacement 
and/or added pag-es of the Manual on 8 1/2" x 11" size paper 



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mimeographed or otherwise inexpensively reproduced. 

Charles S. Wilkins, Chairman 
Irving' Birdseye 
Kay Misenheimer 
William Currie 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman, recommend- 
ing that Presbytery have a special period of prayer for those 
who will lead us in our new administration in National 
government. The recommendation was approved and Pres- 
bytery was led in prayer by Dr. R. J. McMullen and the 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 

CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was made by Elder Charles W. Perry, Chairman. The 
report was received as information and the recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That one of the major Centennial objectives be to ask that the 
Historical Committee of the Presbytery consider the publication 
of a complete, authentic, carefully prepared history of Orange 
Presbytery written by a competent and qualified historian. 

2. That Presbytery approve of a joint meeting of the Presbytery 
and the Women of Orange on September 14th in which there will 
be a joint opening session at which Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr. has been 
asked to speak. The two groups will then divide for their business 
sessions and unite again for lunch. After the afternoon business 
sessions there will be a union meeting with Dr. W. T. Thompson 
giving the address. 

3. That the widest possible use be made of the books prepared for 
the Centennial: "Basic Beliefs of the Reformed Faith," by Dr. 
Felix B. Gear, "The Story of Southern Presbyterians," by Dr. T. 
Watson Street, "Tomorrow's Church — Tomorrow's World," by 
Dr. E. T. Thompson. 

4. That our leaders of Camp and Conference at Camp New Hope be 
asked to emphasize the Centennial Theme "Our Presbyterian 
Mission and Heritage." 

5. That every church within the Presbytery observe Centennial 
Sunday on October 15th. A special order of worship is being 
prepared for those churches desiring it. 

6. That in each church a Birthday Offering be taken and that it be 
divided equally between the Board of Church Extension for its 
Division of Evangelism and in helping our sister churches of the 
Reformed Faith in localities abroad where they have suffered 
from war or other disaster. (Dr. John R, Cunningham, Wachovia 
Bank Bldg., Charlotte 2, N. C, is the special treasurer for the 
Centennial Offering.) 

7. That Presbytery say to the local Centennial Committees and their 
pastors that it is expecting that they will make October 15th an 



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unforgettable day in The Presbyterian Church, U. S. To this end 
they are expected to interpret the aims and objectives of the 
Centennial. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles W. Perry, Chairman 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman. The 
recommendations of the committee were adopted and the 
following men were elected : 

1. Examinations Committee 

Chairman— Wm. D. Varker (RE), '63 (Replace Roy E. Watts) 
Theology— Wm. D. Varker (RE), '63 Replace Roy E. Watts) 
Church Government— John L. Davis II, (RE), '63 

(Replace J. T. Kesterson) 
English Bible— William Brown (RE), '61 

(Replace Hardin A. King) 

2. General Fund 

James E. Bearss (RE), '63 (Replace W. L. Hodgkin) 

3. Stewardship Promotion 

Chairman — Robert E. Balsley, '62 (Replace Wallace Marshall) 

Herman G. MacLean (SS), '63 

ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The Nominations Committee presented the report of the 
nominees for Commissioners to attend the General As- 
sembly, Dallas, Texas, April 27, 1961. The following men 
were elected: 

MINISTERS 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

W. W. Peters, Graham Earl Woodall, McLeansville 

R. H. Stone, Greensboro R. Don Carson, Sanford 

T. H. Patterson, Madison John A. Womeldorf, High Point 

C. G. Fitzpatrick, Asheboro John A. Redhead, Jr., Greensboro 

Carl E. Mills, Greensboro Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Graham 

W. C. McLauchlin, Missionary Frank S. Johnston, Leasburg 
on way home from Japan 

ELDERS 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

C. W. Perry, High Point Wesley D. Lee, Burlington 

E. W. Coleman, Burlington Guy E. Barker, Burlington 

Jos. A. Tate, Mebane John W. Caffey, Greensboro 

K. E. Seymour, Sanford Wade Redding, Burlington 

W. M. Holt, Jonesboro Joseph M. Wham, Asheboro 

A. C. McCall, Greensboro T. D. Jones, Mebane 



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ELECTION OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, 

CLASS OF 1963 

Nominations were made from the floor for members of the 
Nominating Committee for the Class of 1963. Rev. Vance 
Barron and Elder Durward T. Stokes were elected. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

A report of the Christian Committee was given by Rev. 
Sam Thomas. The report was received as information. 
Rev. Lee Adkins, Chairman, presented the report of the 
Sub-Committee on Camping. This report was received as 
information. 

COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

A report was given by Rev. Carl Stark recommending that 
the request of the First Church Reidsville regarding with- 
drawal from the National Council and the World Council 
of Churches be answered in the negative. The recommenda- 
tion was adopted. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. brought to the attention of Presby- 
tery the following request of the Ad Interim Committee on 
Revision of The Directory of Worship : 

"The Ad Interim Committee on Revision does not believe that the full 
document regarding- divorce and remarriage, enacted by the 1959 
General Assembly and given herein as Chapter 28, is proper constitu- 
tional material. Elsewhere in this Revision of the Book of Church 
Order, such highly detailed instructions for action have been omitted; 
the general duties and parties responsible have been specified while 
detailed instructions have been left for statement in manuals of 
Boards, Presbyteries, etc. 

"The Committee particularly asks suggestion from the Church as 
to which way of stating these important matters is preferable in the 
Constitution: (1) the text of this Chapter 28, or (2) extracting this 
into 215-4 through 6 and allowing the full text to remain a solemn 
deliverance of the General Assembly." 

Mr. Piephoff recommended that Presbytery approve of 
suggestion (2). The recommendation was adopted. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

A report of the Sessional Records Committee was made by 
Rev. E. C. Thornburg. The report was received as infor- 
mation. 

A motion was made and adopted that the History of the 
Piedmont Presbyterian Church be included in the minutes 
of the meeting. 



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TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The Moderator announced that the next meeting of Presby- 
tery would be held April 20, 1961 at the Glenwood Presby- 
terian Church in Greensboro, N. C. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was 
offered by Rev. Chester Alexander. 

Charles W. Perry, Moderator. 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk. 

THE HISTORY OF THE PIEDMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

In 1916 the Providence of God opened the way for another church to be 
built. At that time a street car was in operation on Rainey Street in 
Burlington; it was operated by the Piedmont Electric R. R. and Power 
Company. The second and third ward was in the section of Burlington 
called Piedmont which accounts for the name given the Church. 

The Rev. Mr. Donald Mclver was pastor of The First Presbyterian 
Church in Burlington. Due to his zeal and vision, he started visiting in 
this section of the city. This interest and vision spanned the years 1910- 
1915. Dr. Mclver began holding services in the homes of the community; 
the first service was held in the home of Mr. H. H. Willis. One year, in 
the springtime, Mr. Willis made seats and placed them under the big oak 
tree in the yard of Miss Eliza Tate. This interest in the community crystal- 
ized in the desire to have an organized church. A financial campaign was 
started and a building was erected. 

Under the leadership of Rev. W. C. Rourk a manse was built. In the 
mid-thirties a Sunday School wing was added to the sanctuary under the 
leadership of Rev. Earl Adkins. In 1950, under the leadership of Rev. 
J. A. Boyd, a Christian Education building was erected behind the sanctu- 
ary. An officer of the church, Mr. 0. G. Thompson, was the building 
contractor for all the projects up to this date. Under the leadership of the 
present pastor a remodeling program was begun. Upon its completion, 
a consecration service was held at the morning worship hour April 26, 1959. 

For a number of years, Shiloh and Piedmont were together comprising a 
two-church field. Rev. J. A. Boyd became the first full-time pastor of 
Piedmont. Forty-seven members were received as charter members in 1917. 
At present there are 376 members. During its history the following men 
have served as pastors of the Piedmont Church: Rev. H. C. Carmichael, 
Rev. W. P. McCorkle, Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. W. C. Rourk, Rev. O. C. 
Houston, Rev. W. A. Peake, Rev. Redd Turner, Rev. Frank Blue, Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, Rev. Earle Adkins, Rev. W. C. McLauchlin, Rev. J. A. Boyd 
and Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr. 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 19, 38 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 

In regards Hawfields Anniversary Fund - —- 22, 48 

In Re "Two Thousand Word Statement" 27, 48 

Elect additional Trustees for Glade Valley 27, 48 

CALLS TO PASTORS 

Rev. S. R. Fudge— New Hope — — 25 

Rev. J. S. Cook— Hillview - 25 

Rev. William Brown — Faith Church . — 43 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr.— Sedgefield , - 43 

Rev. James H. Wade— Hillstaoro . . ..^ 43-44 

Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell— By High Point Session - ^ 44 

Rev. Phillip J. Lee — Campus Christian Life — — — 44 

CANDIDATES 

Received— Ramon Lee White - 28 

Dropped from Roll: 

Miss Helen Cole, Messrs. A. Fred Leary and Walter O'Briant — 28 

CHURCHES 

No Elder Present at Presbytery 19, 37 

Historical Sketches — Broadway and Piedmont — 35, 53 

Mailing Directory 14-17 

CLERKS ELECTED: Rev. Jerry McCann, Permanent Clerk 34 

Temporary Clerk — 38 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK REPORTING 25-26, 42-46 

COMMISSIONER TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ELECTED 54 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 

To Install Rev. Samuel R. Fudge — New Hope 31 

To Install Rev. Walter Goodman, Jr. — Sedgefield 52 

To Install Rev. William Brown — Faith 52 

To Install Jas. H. Wade— Hillsboro 52 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING 

To Install Rev. J. Earl Adkins — Edgewood 21 

To Install Rev. John L. Davis, II — Vandalia - 21 

To Install Rev. Samuel R. Fudge — New Hope 40 

To Install Rev. Sam N. Thomas — Hawfields , . 41 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED 

Bills and Overtures 41 

Special 41-42 

Standing 41 

COMMITTEES REPORTING 

Bills and Overtures 55 

Candidates 28, 29 

Centennial 53, 54 

Church Extension 29, 48 

Christian Education 29, 55 

Christian Relations 53 

Courtesy 29, 49 

Evangelism 29, 52 

Examinations 27, 46 

Higher Education 28, 50 

Homes 29 

Installations 31, 52 



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INDEX (Continued) 

Page 

Manual Revision _____ 52-53 

Orders — Dockets _ ...._ __.. 19, 38 

Nominations _ 30-31, 54 

Presbytery-Owned Office Building 32-34 

Presbyterian Survey 27 

Sessional Records 46-47, 55 

Stewardship Promotion _ 28 

World Missions 47 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY REPORTING _._ 23-24, 50-51 

1961 Challenge Budget _ ____ 23 

1961 Presbytery's Tax __ 24 

1961 Benevolence Budget Adopted _. 50 

1961 Benevolence Acceptances 51 

MINISTERS 

Dismissed: 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Louisville Presbytery 22 

Rev. Samuel P. Hart, Lexington Presbytery 27 

Rev. Jeff Kesterson, Knoxville Presbytery __.. 42 

Rev. Z. V. Holler, Jr., Second Presbytery A.R.P. Synod — 42 

Rev. Hardin A. King, Piedmont Presbytery 42 

Rev. James P. Carse— Connecticut Valley, U.P.U.S.A 42 

Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, Asheville Presbytery _ 43 

Received: 

Rev. Samuel R. Fudge, Ouachita Presbytery __ 27 

Rev. R. B. Rock, Wilmington Presbytery _ ...__ 27 

Rev. William Brown, Mobile Presbytery — ___. 46 

Rev. C. D. Caldwell, Mecklenburg Presbytery 46 

Rev. Philip J. Lee, Westminster Presbytery ...._ 46 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr., Wilmington Presbytery ..___ ______ 48 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS 

Rev. C. H. Reckard, Hillsboro 22 

Rev. W. Clark Porter III, Little River ._ _._ ___ __.. 22, 27 

Rev. Gerald N. Reiff, El Bethel ___ _-.. 26 

Rev. J. O. Howell, Smyrna and Wentworth ._ 26 

Rev. Samuel P. Hart, Mt. Vernon Springs & Siler City 27 

Rev. James H. Wade, Asheboro First _ — _ 39 

Rev. Hardin A. King, Shiloh _____ __. - 42 

Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, Milton, Red House _ __ 43 

MODERATOR: Mr. C. W. Perry, Nominated, Elected __ 31, 38 

Presbytery : 

Communications _ — -— - 21-23, 39-41 

Directory — 6-10 

Dockets . _. _-_ - - 20. 38 

Invitation for Meetings ____ _ - - 23, 40 

Ministerial Roll — _ _- - - - - 3 

Prayer for National Government 53 

Request to Board of Education "Turretin on Atonement" — 47 

Request considered — Revision Directory of Worship _ _ _._ 55 

Roll -- - - 18. 36 

Statistical Report Approved (In Appendix) _ _ 41 

Time and Place of next meeting _ — - - - 34, 56 

Visiting Brethren 20, 39 

Proposed Revision Form of Government and Rules of Discipline ._ __._ 28 

Trustees of Glade Valley School Reporting 27, 28 



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FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange. 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 



"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of 
people who would like to leave at least part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequest in 
this way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most goot at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



Presbytery's Statistical Report to the General Assembly For Year 1960 




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MINUTES 

of the 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 20, 1961 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH STATED MEETING 

MILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Milton, N. C. 

RED HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Semora, N. C. 
July 20, 1961 

CENTENNIAL ADDRESSES 

September 14, 1961 
Burlington, N. C. 



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MINUTES 

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of the 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING 

GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 20, 1961 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH STATED MEETING 

MILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Milton, N. C. 

RED HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Semora, N. C. 
July 20, 1961 

CENTENNIAL ADDRESSES 

September 14, 1961 
Burlington, N. C. 

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MINrSTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, OCTOBER 15, 1961 

Adkins, John Earl 1000 Garden Street Sanford 

Adkins, Lee W First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Avent, Lawrence W 1600 E. Lexington Street High Point 

Baker, W. M 300 S. 8th Street Mebane 

Barnett, Harry F Broadway 

Barron, Vance Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Bearss, Jas. E First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Birdseye, Irving E 2100 Fern wood Drive Greensboro 

Bovender, Coy R 2634 Alamance Road Burlington 

Brothers, John T St. Mary's College, St. Andrews University 

St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 

Brown, Ben F., Th. D Rt. 10, Box 492 Greensboro 

Brown, William Guilford College 

Caldwell, Clifford D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Cappell, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th. M 212 Hawkins Street Sanford 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 

Currie, W. M 1205 Colonial Avenue Greensboro 

Dail, John R Route 6 Sanford 

Davis, John L., II 3104 S. Elm Street Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P.. , Plumtree 

Douty, Horace D 2220 Reynolda Road Greensboro 

Eliason, John E 2707 Haig Street Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G 920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Foust, M. M Gulf 

Fudge, Samuel R R. F. D. 2 Chapel Hill 

Garrison, Joseph M., D. D 214 N. Ridgeway Drive Greensboro 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Road Greensboro 

Howell, J. O R. F. D. 1 Norman Park, Ga. 

Hunter, George V. H., Jr 4200 S. Main Street High Point 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Road Charlotte 7 

Johnston, Frank S Box 94 Wrightsville Beach 

Jones, J. S R.F.D. 1 Morehead City 

Lee, Philip J R. F. D. 2, Box 660-A Crownsville, Md. 

Leith, John H., Ph. D 3401 Brook Road Richmond 27. Va. 

Lytch, Wm. E Box 207 Yanceyville 

Massey, Wm. E., Jr R. F. D. 3 Mebane 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Road Greensboro 

McDaniel, Frederick W Whitsett 

McFadyen, H. R Oak Ridge 

McMuUen, Robert J., Sr., Ph. D Box 1110 High Point 

McQuitty, Eric R. F. D. 1 Leaksville 

McSween, Allen C, D. D Box 5054 Greensboro 

Millard, J. M R. F. D. 10 Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 

Montgomery, H. Reid Apt. 3, 238 E. 50th St New York 22, N. Y. 

Moore, Zane M 525 Bragg Street Sanford 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main Street Sanford 

Orders, Wm. J 1729 McKnight Mill Road Greensboro 

Paulson, Douglas L Siler City 

Patterson, T. Henry, D. D 202 W. Decatur Street Madison 

Patterson, W. S Box 1110 High Point 

Patterson, Roy K 1511 Guest Street Greensboro 

Peters, W. W Box 328 Graham 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main Street Graham 

Porter, Wm. C, III Box 906 Cedar Grove 

Ray A. V Wentworth 

Redhead, John A., D. D First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N Chaplains Office Bldg. S. 59, 

Naval Air Station Memphis 91, Tenn. 

Rice, W. M 2509 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Robertson, W. P Box 1110 High Point 

Rock, Robert B Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph. D Davidson College Davidson 

Seals, D. Hilton, M. D Sylva 

Sherrod, Burton M 1113 Dixie Street Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Drew Theological Seminary Madison, N. J. 

Stark, Carl M., Th. M 1002 Grace Avenue Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D. D Box 9005 Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N R. F. D. 1 Mebane 

Thompson, W. T., D. D., Litt. D 1221 Rennie Avenue Richmond 27, Va. 

Thornburg, Edward C 409 O'Ferrell St Greensboro 

Varker. W. D 3906 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Wade, James H Hillsboro 

Walkup, James W., Th. M R. F. D. 3 Sanford 

Watts, Roy E., D, D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Westerfiield, W. H 231 Locust Lane Danville, Va. 

Whitley, John C 501 Moir Street Leaksville 

Willingham, E. Lee 2520 Church Street Greensboro 

Womeldorf, John A., Th. D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 

Wood, James E 213 Virginia Avenue Spray 

Woodall, H. Earl R. F. D. 1 McLeansville 

Woodson, Marshall S., Th. D., LL.D.. First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Wrenn, W. J., Jr Leasburg 



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STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SPRING ADJOURNED SESSION 

Thursday, April 20, 1961 
GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 



The Spring Adjourned Session of the Three Hundred 
Eighty-Third Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called 
to order at 9:30 A.M. in the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C. on Thursday, April 20, 1961, by the Moder- 
ator, Elder Charles W. Perry who led in prayer. 
Rev. Reid Montgomery and Rev. Marion S. Huske conducted the 
Communion Service. Mr. Huske delivered the meditation based 
on the 17th chapter of John. The Elders of the Glenwood Church 
distributed the elements. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 
Lee W. Adkins 

Chester Alexander Jack Pritchett Burlington First 

James Anderson 

Lawrence W. Avent P. H. Dalton Crestwood 

W. M. Baker 
Harry F. Barnett 
James E. Bearss 

I. E. Birdseye S. E. Atcheson Guilford Park 

Woodson P. Booth George Wicker White Hill 

Will Tillman Euphronia 

Mack Johnson Pocket 

Coy Bovender E. M. Sartin Stony Creek 

Ben F. Brown J. H. Coble Alamance 

William Brown Lewis H. Wilson Faith 

Clifford D. Caldwell Chas. E. Plummer High Point First 

Sam S. Cappel R. A. Wilkinson Mebane 

Wm. M. Currie George G. Stone Greensboro First 

A. Earl Weatherly 
Jack Dail Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

L. W. Cook Black Memorial 

John L. Davis, II Jack Donnell Vandalia 

John E. Eliason 
Chas. G. Fitzpatrick 

Sam Fudge S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Jos. M. Garrison L C. Crawford Church of Covenant 

W. H. Goodman Joe P. Mitchell Sedgefield 

George H. V. Hunter J. E. Warren Randolph 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Marion S. Huske 

Frank S. Johnston W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

C. Frank Smith Griers 

Philip J. Lee, Jr W. R. Straughn Chapel Hill 

W. E. Lytch Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

W. E. Massey, Jr W. H. Young Cross Roads 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel Robert Montgomery Springwood 

R. J. McMullen 

Allen C. McSween H. M. McNeill Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Kay M. Misenheimer Charlie A. Wright Park Avenue 

Reid Montgomery C. D. Taylor Glenwood 

Zane M. Moore Clee Pierce Morningside 

Marion J. Murray J. W. Brown Jonesboro 

J. William Orders Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

John Parks Roy W. Wagner Reidsville 1st 

T. Henry Patterson Edgar V. Penn Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

Douglas L. Paulson R. W. Vann Siler City 

W. W. Peters W. B. Compton Graham 

W. M. Plonk 

W. Clark Porter, III Tom Ellis Eno 

Robert R. Ketner Fairfield 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Burton Sherrod Victor Graham East Burlington 

J. Don Skinner 

Carl H. Stark, Jr R. Avery Sumner Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Edward C, Thornburg. . . J. N. Hinshaw Bessemer 

Robert Lee Turner 

William D. Varker J. H. Dick Westminster 

James H. Wade 

J. W. Walkup M. E. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

W. H. Westerfield 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville 1st 

E. Lee Willingham Harry Smith Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf O. H. Frazier Brentwood 

Earl Woodall Morris Mclntyre Bethel 

E. Reid Craig Asheboro First 

Wilson Efland Efiand 

Sanford Amburn Riverview 

Dan Keck Shiloh 

R. E. Carrington, Jr Sanford 1st 



CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Bethany, Bethlehem, Broadway, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, 
Edgewood, El Bethel, Farmville, Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, 
Hawfields, Haywood, Hillsboro, Hillview, Hope View, Little 
River, Meadowside, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Northside, 
Oakview, Pittsboro, Red House, Salem, Smyrna, Speedwell, 
Stoneville, Trinity, Wentworth. 



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ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder C. D. Taylor of the Glenwood Church extended a cor- 
dial welcome to the Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. Reid Montgomery. The printed 
docket was approved as follows: 

DOCKET 

SPRING ADJOURNED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Thursday, April 20, 1961 
GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 

9:30 Presbytery called to order — Mr. Charles W. Perry, Moderator 
Communion Meditation — Rev. Marion S. Huske 
Communion Service 
Roll Call 

Address of Welcome — Mr. C. D. Taylor 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. H. Reid Montgomery 
Introduction of visiting brethren 
Communications and announcements 
10:45 Reports of : 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. W. W. Peters, 
Chairman 

Examinations Committee — Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 

(Reception of Minister) 
Church Extension Committee — Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
Address by Rev. I. S. McElroy of the American Bible Society 
Address by Mr. Ted L. Daniel, Radio-T.V. Director of Synod of 

N. C. 

Council of Orange, Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman 
Presbytery-owned Office Building — Mr. June Crumpler, Chairman 
Centennial Committee — Mr. Charles W. Perry, Chairman 
Directors of Camp New Hope — Mr. Staley Garrison, Chairman 
Presbyterian Foundation — Rev. Chester Alexander, Chairman 
12:30 Lunch 
1:30 Reconvene 

Reports continued: 

Courtesy Committee — Rev. Wm. D. Varker, Chairman 
Christian Education Committee — Rev. Sam N. Thomas, Chairman 
Sub-committee on Candidates — Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Council of Orange — Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman 



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Christian Relations — Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman 
Presbyterian Survey — Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Chairman 
Glade Valley Trustees — Mr. John A. Kellenberger, Chairman 
Evangelism Committee — Mr. Durward T. Stokes, Chairman 
Stewardship Promotion Committee — Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman 
Nominations Committee — Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 
Installations Committee — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 

Nomination of next Moderator 

Time and place of next meeting 

Unfinished business 

New business 

Reading and correcting minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

The following persons were introduced to Presbytery : Miss 
Louise Miller, Missionary to Korea; Miss Helen Cole, Synod's 
Area Worker in Christian Education; Miss Pat Hall, Cam- 
pus Christian Life Worker for the Greensboro Colleges; 
Mr. Ted Daniel, Director of Radio and Television for the 
Synod of N. C. ; Mr. Marvin Sykes of the Greensboro Rec- 
ord; Mr. Milton Foust, Candidate for the Ministry; and 
Mr. Richard Boyer of Copenhagen, Denmark. The following 
ministers were introduced and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren: Revs. Waldo P. Robertson, Concord Presbytery; 
W. S. Patterson, Kings Mountain Presbytery, L S. McElroy, 
Kings Mountain Presbytery, and Rev. Douglas S. Paulson, 
Winston-Salem Presbytery. Elders June Grumpier and John 
A. Kellenberger were invited to sit as visiting brethren and 
given the privileges of the floor. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following manner : 

1. Requests to be excused: Revs. W. M. Rice, Roy E. Watts, W. C. 
McLauchlin, Z. T. Piepholf, Sr., John Cook, Vance Barron, Don 
Carson, and Sam Thomas. Requests were granted. 

2. Resignation of Mr. Ralph H. Scott from the Board of Trustees of 
Glade Valley School. The resignation was accepted. 

3. Request of Rev. Sam S. Cappel that he be permitted to labour out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery in Edinburgh, Scotland dur- 
ing June, July, and August 1961 and that Rev. Robert W. Bruce 
be approved for supply in the Mebane Church for the same period. 
Request was granted. 

4. Requests of Rev. Frank S. Johnston: 



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a. That the pastoral relations between him and the Griers and 
Pleasant Grove Churches be dissolved as of April 30, 1961. 
Elders from the respective churches were heard stating that 
the two churches involved reluctantly concurred in this request. 
The request was granted and the pulpits declared vacant. 

b. That he be honorably retired as of May 1, 1961. The request 
was granted. 

5. Certificate of dismission of Rev. Douglas L. Paulson from Winston- 
Salem Presbytery. Certificate of dismission of Rev. W. S. Patter- 
son from Kings Mountain Presbytery. They were received. 

6. Letter from Mr. C. J. Currie. Received as information. 

7. Minutes of Commissions to install: 

a. Rev. Walter H. Goodman — Sedgefield. 

b. Rev. William Brown — Faith. 

c. Rev. James H. Wade — Hillsboro. 
These were admitted to record. 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO INSTALL 
REV. WALTER GOODMAN 
PASTOR OF THE SEDGEFIELD CHURCH 

The Commission to install Rev. Walter H. Goodman as Pastor of the 
Sedgefield Church convened in the Church Office on January 29, 1961 at 
2:5u P.M. Those present were Rev. Ben F. Brown, Rev. William M. Currie, 
Rev. Jerry C. McCann and Ruling Elder Floyd F. Hendley. The meeting 
was called to order by Rev. Ben Brown who led in prayer. The parts were 
assigned and the order of service was reviewed. 

The Commission went into the sanctuary for the service. Rev. Ben 
Brown presided. Rev. Wiliam Currie read Acts 1:1-8 and preached the 
sermon. Mr. Brown propounded the Constitutional questions and declared 
the Minister, Rev. Walter Goodman, installed. Rev. Jerry McCann delivered 
a charge to the Pastor and Mr. Floyd Hendley delivered a charge to the 
Congregation. Rev. Walter Goodman pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission returned to the Church Office where the minutes were 
read and approved and the Commission was dismissed with prayer by 
Rev. William Currie. 

Jerry C. McCann, Clerk 

MINUTES OF INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR REV. WILLIAM BROWN OF 
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FEBRUARY 5, 1961 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. William 
Brown of Faith Presbyterian Church met February 5, 1961 at 7:30 P.M. 
in the Church Office with the following members present: Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Rev. Wm. Currie, Rev. Allen McSween, Rev. H. R. Montgomery; Elders, 
Charles Wilkins and Thos. M. Richmond. 

The meeting was called to order by Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman, and 
opened with prayer by Rev. Wm. Currie. Mr. Thos. M. Richmond was 
elected secretary, after which the Commission retired to the sanctuary for 
a service of worship and installation. 



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The sermon was preached by Rev. W. M. Currie, taking as his subject — 
"The Christian Church Today." Following the asking and answering in the 
affirmative the Constitutional Questions, Rev. William Brown was declared 
duly called and installed pastor of the Faith Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. H. R. Montgomery gave the charge to the pastor. The charge to 
the congregation was given by Mr. Charles S. Wilkins, who also led the 
prayer of installation. 

After a hymn the benediction was pronounced by Rev. William Brown. 
The congregation greeted and welcomed him as their new pastor. 

Retiring to the Church office the minutes were read and approved. Rev. 
Allen C. McSween led the prayer of adjournment. 

Thomas M. Richmond, Secretary 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES HOUSTON WADE 
AT HILLSBORO, N. C. 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery instructed to install the Rev. 
James Houston Wade as Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro, 
N. C. met at the appointed place at 10:30 A.M. on Sunday, February 26, 
1961. 

The Commission was called to order and constituted with prayer led by 
the Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Chairman. Others present were the Rev. Dr. 
Robert J. McMullen, Ruling Elder Steve A. White and Ruling Elder E. L. 
Mackie. The Commission expressed regrets that illness prevented the Rev. 
Dr. Chester Alexander from being present. Ruling Elder E. L. Mackie was 
designated as Clerk. 

Mr. Birdseye presided at the service and preached the sermon from the 
text, James 1:16-27 entitled, "Making Religion Real." The Constitutional 
Questions were asked by the Chairman and answered in the affirmative 
both by Mr. Wade and the Congregation. The declaration was then made 
that the Reverend James H. Wade had been officially installed as pastor 
of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church and a charge was delivered to the 
pastor by the Rev. Dr. Robert J. McMullen and to the congregation by Rul- 
ing Elder Steve A. White. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by Mr. Wade. 

The Commission retired to the Pastor's Study following the service 
and following the reading of the minutes, was adjourned with prayer by 
Dr. McMullen. 

Irving E. Birdseye, Chairman 
E. L. Mackie, Clerk 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
with the recommendations was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, APRIL 20, 1961 
GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. GREENSBORO, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work has acted in the capacity of a Commission 
in the following matters since the January Meeting of Presbytery: 



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1. At its regular meeting on February 7, 1961 the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. Carl E. Mills that the pastoral relationship 
between himself and the Meadowside Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, be dissolved effective February 27, 1961, and that he 
be granted a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Louisville, 
in order that he might accept the call of the Beulah Presbyterian 
Church, Fern, Kentucky. Ruling Elder Roy Heath of the Meadow- 
side Church also appeared before the Commission and stated that 
at a duly called congregational meeting the congregation of the 
Meadowside Church reluctantly concurred with Mr. Mills in his 
request. 

The Commission granted the request of Mr. Mills and declared the 
pulpit of the Meadowside Church vacant. 

2. At its regular meeting on March 7, 1961, the Commission received 
a written request from Candidate Harry Phillips that he be granted 
a certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of Montgomery. Dr. 
Stone reported that the Committee on Candidates had reported 
through him its concurrence and recommendation that Mr. Phillips' 
request be granted. 

The Commission granted his request. 

3. At its regular meeting on April 6, 1961, the Commission heard the 
request of the Rev. Coy Bovender that the pastoral relationship 
between himself and the Stony Creek and Oakview Presbyterian 
Churches be dissolved effective April 30, 1961, in order that he 
might accept the call of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. Ruling 
Elders H. J. Thiel of the Stony Creek Church and N. L. Oliver of 
the Oakview Church also appeared before the Commission and re- 
ported that at duly called congregational meetings their respective 
congregations had voted to concur in Mr. Bovender's request. 

His request was granted and the pulpits of the Stony Creek and 
Oakview Churches were declared vacant. 

II. Acting as a Committee, your Commission has examined the following 
calls and found them to be in order : 

1. The congregation of the Siler City Presbyterian Church has called 
the Rev. Douglas L. Paulson, of the Presbytery of Winston-Salem, 
as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

a. Salary $4,500.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Four weeks vacation 

e. Auto allowance $800.00 a year 

f. Utility allowance $200.00 

g. Hospital Insurance $148.50 

h. Moving expense to Siler City 

2. The congregation of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church has called 
the Rev. Coy Bovender of the Presbytery of Orange to be their 
pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 



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a. Salary $4,800.00 a year 

b. Manse 

c. 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Vacation of one month 

e. Car allowance of $800.00 a year 

f. Group Life Insurance, Major Medical Benefits Policy for 
pastor and his family 

g. Moving expense from Stony Creek community to manse 

h. Privilege of attending the University of North Carolina one 
(1) hour a day for four days a M^eek. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the call of the Siler City Presbyterian Church to the Rev. 
Douglas L. Paulson, be approved and that pending his examination 
and his signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be 
placed in his hands. 

2. That the call of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church to the Rev. Coy 
Bovender be approved and placed in his hands. 

3. That commissions be appointed to install Mr. Paulson as pastor 
of the Siler City Church and Mr. Bovender as pastor of the Shiloh 
Church. 

4. That the Stated Supply relationship between the Rev. John A. 
Womeldorf and the Session of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church 
be continued one year, June 1, 1961, through May 31, 1962. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. William Varker, Chairman, who pro- 
ceeded with the examination of Rev. Douglas Paulson, Rev. 
W. S. Patterson, and Rev. Waldo P. Robertson. They were 
examined in Experimental Religion by the Moderator ; their 
views in Theology by Rev. William Orders; the Sacraments 
by Rev. Lawrence Avent; and Church Government by Rev. 
John Davis. The examinations were sustained as satisfac- 
tory in their several parts and as a whole. Rev. Douglas 
Paulson accepted the call to the Siler City Church and he 
and Rev. W. S. Patterson signed the Book of Ministerial 
Obligations and were enrolled as members of Orange Pres- 
bytery. Rev. Waldo P. Robertson signed the Book of Minis- 
terial Obligations and was enrolled pending the receipt of 
his letter of transfer from Concord Presbytery. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. W. M. Baker to act as Chair- 
man of the Installations Committee in the absence of Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 



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Dr. I. S. McElroy, District Secretary of the American Bible 
Society, addressed the Presbytery on the work and need of 
the Society. 

PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATION 

The report was given by Rev. Chester Alexander, Chairman. 
He stated that the Committee has met and will be contact- 
ing ministers and members of Orange Presbytery in the 
near future about the work of the Foundation. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. Prayer was 
offered by Rev. C. D. Caldwell. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 1 :30 P.M. with the singing 
of two hymns. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. In connec- 
tion with the report Mr. Ted L. Daniel, Director of Radio 
and Television for the Synod of N. C, addressed the Pres- 
bytery about his work. Presbytery authorized the Trustees 
of the Presbytery to transfer the deeds for the building site 
property of the Vandalia Church to the Trustees of the Van- 
dalia Church. 

GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL 

Mr. Harold Jones, Superintendent of Glade Valley School, 
addressed the Presbytery about the progress being made at 
the School. Elder John A. Kellenberger, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Glade Valley, gave a brief report 
which was received as information, 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. John Parks, Chairman. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted : 

1. That the Presbytery authorize theTrustees to borrow up to $30,- 
000.00 to complete the construction of the office building and that 
the Finance Committee of the Building Fund be asked to continue 
solicitation for repayment on an individual or group basis until 
the $30,000.00 is repaid. 

2. That the petition from the group in High Point desiring to be 
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favor and that the Moderator appoint a commission to effect the 
organization on May 7, 1961 if the way be clear. 

Elder Charles Plummer presented a petition for the organi- 
zation of a new Presbyterian Church in the Northwest Sec- 
tion of High Point. 

In keeping with the recommendation of the Council the 
petition was approved and the Moderator appointed the 
following Commission to organize the Church on Sunday, 
May 7, 1961 at 2:30 P.M. in the Northwood School: 

Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
Rev. Roy E. Watts, To preach 
Rev. Lawrence W. Avent 
Rev. George H. V. Hunter 
Rev. Clifford Caldwell 
Rev. John Womeldorf 

ELDERS 

Mr. Willard H. Kimrey, R. F. D. 1, Jamestown, N. C. 

Mr. J. W. Southerland, 709 Quaker Lane, High Point, N. C. 

Mr. P. Hunter Dalton, Jr., 811 Hillcrest Drive, High Point, N. C. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. Lee Adkins. He called attention to the 
important dates in the calendar of the Christian Education 
program and the summer program at Camp New Hope. The 
report was received as information. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. He empha- 
sized the urgent need for more candidates for the ministry 
and other full-time work. He presented the roll of candi- 
dates under care of Orange Presbytery. By action of Pres- 
bytery Andrew T. Bristow, Greensboro, N. C. was removed 
from the roll of candidates at his request, and Curtis W. 
Medlin was dismissed to Bethel Presbytery. The amended 
roll was admitted to record as follows : 

CANDIDATES: PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

April 1961 

Name; Home Address; Institution and class (or occupation) ; Loan, 
'60-61; Total loans in parentheses; Parentheses used also to show that 
information is not recent. 
William S. Bason, 1108 E. St. N. Wilkesboro; Union Sem.— this year at 
Montpelier Sem. 

* Andrew T. Bristow; 132 E. Fisher, Apt. 6, Greensboro; Clerk at Pilot Life 

Insurance. Remove from the list of Candidates. 
John T. Brothers; Ware Neck, Gloucester Co., Va. ; Union Sem. 3 West- 
minster College, Oxford, England. Ordination Summer 61 as Evan- 
gelist. 



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Milton M. Foust, 3112 Church St., Greensboro; Columbia Sem. 3; $200. 
($400.) To be Ordained by Orange in July. 

James M. Johnson; Rt. 3, Sanford; (Dropped out of Presbyterian Col. 
7-10-57 because he could not carry enough hours; Chrm. wrote Sept. 
1960, "pastor requested he be kept on file.") ; any new information? 
States same. 

* Arnold F. Leary; Rt. 4, Box 648, Greensboro; (entered Union Sem. fall 
'55, left at end of 1st quarter; Chrm. wrote September 60, "recom- 
mend he be dropped"; Has this been done?) Has been dropped. 

Curtis W. Medlin, Rt. 8, Sanford; Columbia Sem. 3; $200. ($600.)?? Dis- 
missed to Bethel Presbytery. 

Guy F. Miller, Rt. 2, Rougemont; Atlantic Christian Col. 

Harry H. Phillips; 308 Tate St., Greensboro; Union Sem. 3. Requesting 
transfer to Montgomery Presbytery. 

Joe K. Rogers; 1102 Goldsboro Ave., Sanford; Union Sem. 1; $200. ($300) 
Union 2nd. 

Samuel O. Walker, Jr.; 1105 Bellevue St., Greensboro; (Chrm. wrote May 
1958, "In army till 1959, will then continue education"; however, still 
in army Sept. 60) ; any further information? Guilford College. 

Joseph G. Walser III; 924 Country Club Drive, High Point; Union Sem. 3, 
Graduate study Yale, Working in Chapel Hill this summer. 

Tony T. Wen; 802 Rotary Drive, High Point; Columbia Sem. 2; ($100) 
Columbia 3rd year. 

Raymon Lee White, 602 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro; Columbia Sem. 1; 
$200. 2nd year. 

CANDIDATE FOR LAY SERVICE: Mary Faith Carson, 105 North St., 
Chapel Hill; Union Sem. 3; $200; ($400) to teach at Queens College. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. R. H. Stone in the absence of the Chair- 
man. The report was received as information. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. John Womeldorf, Chairman. The report 
was received as information. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That each church through its pastors and officers shall continue 
emphasizing the stewardship program during the entire year not 
only with money but also in stewardship of talents and time. 

2. That a period be given the Stewardship Promotion Committee dur- 
ing the lunch hour of the July Presbytery Meeting to show a col- 
ored slide program. These pictures will be available to any church 



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upon their request of a member of the Stewardship Committee. 
Equipment and operator for showing same can be secured from 
them if not available in the local church. 

3. That permission be given and time allotted in the Fall Presbytery- 
Meeting for a Stewardship speaker from our Assembly Council. 

4. That work shops on a district level be held this coming September 
for benefit of the local canvass directors and finance committees 
of the local churches. 

5. All effort will be made by the Stewardship Committee to have a 
speaker of the Assembly Council available to the local churches 
for a Stewardship lecture during the first two weeks of September. 
If the local church would desire such a speaker they are to let it 
be known to the Chairman of the Stewardship Promotion Com- 
mittee. 

6. Recommend that each local church appoint their canvass director 
as soon as possible and let the Stewardship Promotion Committee 
know his name. 

7. Recommend that the commitment for the budgeted benevolences be 
made up after the local church can have as much of the steward- 
ship emphasis as possible as a challenge to increase their benev- 
olent program. 

8. The Stewardship Promotion Committee shall have a list of avail- 
able lay speakers to visit in local churches for congregational meet- 
ings, supper meetings, men's groups, etc., if requested by the local 
church to a member of the Stewardship Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. E. Balsley, M. D., Chairman 
Box 817, Reidsville, N. C. 

K. M. Misenheimer, 421 Wildwood Lane, Burlington 

W. E. Lytch, Box 207, Yanceyville, N. C. 

Sion A. Boney, 700 Woodland Dr., Greensboro, N. C. 

Woodrow Seymour, 205 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford 

Fred W. McDaniel, Jr., Whitsett, N. C. 

Woodson P. Booth, Rt. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

John M. Yount, Box 129, Leaksville, N. C. 

Charles Plummer, 227 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Herman D. MacLean, Rt. 1, Haw River, N. C. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. W. M. Baker and adopted as follows : 

1. Commission to install Rev. Coy Bovender pastor of the Shiloh Pres- 
byterian Church on Sunday, May 14th at 7:30 P.M. 
Rev. Kay Misenheimer 

Rev. Julian Lake of Winston-Salem Presbytery be invited to preach 
Rev. Burton Sherrod to charge the pastor 
Rev. Fred McDaniel, alternate 



ELDERS 

Mr. Lonnie Johnson, to charge the congregation 
Mr. B. A. Clapp, alternate 



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2. Commission to install Rev. Douglas L. Paulson pastor of the Siler 

City Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 14th at 3:00 P.M. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman 

Rev. Reid Montgomery, to preach 

Rev. Kay Misenheimer, to charge the congregation 

Rev. William Plonk, alternate 

ELDERS 

Dr. Grover Wrenn, to charge the pastor 
Mr. R. W. Vann, alternate 

CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Elder Charles W. Perry, Chairman. The report 
was received as information. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. R. H. Stone was unanimously designated as nominee 
for Moderator of Orange Presbytery for the Three Hundred 
Eighty-Fourth Stated Meeting. 

GREENSBORO WORLD MISSIONS CONFERENCE 

A brief report on the Conference was made by Rev. E. Lee 
Willingham. The report was received as information. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

An invitation from the Milton and Red House churches for 
Presbytery to meet with them was received and accepted. 
The meeting will be held July 20, 1961. 

An invitation from The Westminster Church, Greensboro 
to entertain the Winter meeting of Presbytery on January 
18, 1962 was received and accepted. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by Rev. Sam Cappell and adopted 
as follows : *'We the members of Orange Presbytery appre- 
ciate the hospitality of the Glenwood Church. We are in- 
debted to the Pastor, Rev. Reid Montgomery, the Session, 
and especially the Women of the Church for the delicious 
meal which was served." 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

The Stated Clerk gave a second reading of a Manual Change 
dealing with a written examination to be required of Minis- 
ters coming into Orange Presbytery from other Presby- 
teries. Presbytery passed a motion to reject the Manual 
Change. 



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NEW BUSINESS 

A suggested Manual Change was read as follows: Page 18, 
GENERAL POLICIES, 1. Meeting of Presbytery, be amend- 
ed to read, 'The regular meetings of the Presbytery shall 
be held on the third Thursday of the months of April, July 
and January, and on the second Thursday of September. 

Presbytery amended the call of the Pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Reidsville to include : 

Automobile Allowance $435.00 
Group Insurance for the Minister 

The approval included a reminder to the First Church that 
the Automobile Allowance should be $800.00. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was 
offered by Rev. Allen McSween. 

Charles W. Perry, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest 

R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GLENWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
1205 Glenwood Avenue 
Greensboro, N. C. 

The initial movement toward establishing a church in Southwest Greens- 
boro was a Sunday School which met on Gregory Street. In response to 
this effort the Presbyterian Pastors of the city, Melton Clark, C. E. Hodgin, 
and R. Murphy Williams showed interest by appointing a committee which 
first met October 22, 1910 to discuss the possibilities of organizing a Pres- 
byterian Church in the Glenwood section. 

On July 16, 1914 the Reverend Mr. Williams reported to a joint meeting 
of the Sessions of the First Presbyterian, Westminster, and Church of the 
Covenant, that the Session of the Church of the Covenant would donate 
their outgrown building for a Church in Glenwood, provided the First and 
Westminster Churches would bear the expense and removal and re-erection. 
The proposal was accepted, the present site purchased and the transfer 
made. The work was completed in time for the first service, conducted by 
Mr. Clark, to be held November 8, 1914, Mr. E. P. Wharton was appointed 
by the combined Sessions to conduct a "Sabbath School". 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize a Pres- 
byterian Church in Glenwood met at the Church Building, September 26, 
1916. Members of that Commission were, Ministers C. E. Hodgin, R. M. 
Williams, C. F. Meyers, J. G. Walker, and Elders L. Richardson, Clerk; 
E. P. Wharton and J. G. Foushee. Following the Sermon, delivered by the 
Reverend William Black, 74 persons presented themselves before the Com- 
mission and asked to be organized into a Presbyterian Church. The Com- 
mission granted the request and proceeded to organize the Church. Officers 



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were elected and installed and the name 'The Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church" was chosen by the Congregation. 

The years that followed were years of growth and Spiritual Blessings, 
but also years of financial struggle. The situation was extremely acute 
during the depression years. By 1943 the membership had grown to 200, a 
manse was being purchased and extensive renovations to the church build- 
ing were under way. On Sunday afternoon, March 14th of that same year, 
the building burst into flames and was severely damaged. Those were war 
years and the War Production Board approved plans for "Reconditioning 
the building, straighten lines on front, back and roof and brick veneering." 

September 24, 1944 the rebuilt and refurnished brick structure was 
dedicated debt free. Dr. Henry Louis Smith preached on this glad occasion. 

In the years since World War II, the community surrounding Glenwood 
grew steadily. The need for enlarged facilities was acute. Promotion and 
Planning for an Educational building were undertaken seriously in 1955. 
Although delays of many sorts were finally overcome through the Provi- 
dence of God and finally in March 1960 ground was broken. Under the 
careful direction of Dr. R. H. Stone, the new building was constructed and 
occupied November 1960. 

Surveys indicated the needs South and West for churches and the Glen- 
wood congregation rejoices in having the Sedgefield and Vandalia Churches 
in our area. In April 1957, under the direction of the Session of the Glen- 
wood Church, a Sunday School was opened at Murphey School. This group 
was organized a year later as the St. Paul Presbyterian Church. 

True to her beginnings as a Sunday School, the Glenwood Church has 
always emphasized Christian Education, with particular attention to Young 
People. 

Organized in 1917, the Women of Glenwood have made large contribu- 
tions to the life of the Church. One son, Wilbur Hodgkin, has entered the 
ministry. 

PASTORS Joseph G. Walker— October 1916-July 1919 
Robert S. Arrowood— May 1920-March 1925 
J. Robert Phipps— June 1925-December 1925 
John T. Reed— May 1926-December 1927 
Clarence N. Morrison — March 1928-December 1934 
Joseph Thacker Barham — January 1935-July 1941 
Donald A. Swicord— October 1941 (Supply) -October 1944 
James D. Carter— July 1, 1945-October 1951 
Phillip A. Mickel— April 1952-April 1954 
Hugh Reid Montgomery-November 1954-1961 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH STATED 
MEETING OF THE ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Milton and Red House Presbyterian Churches 
July 20, 1961 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Fourth Stated Meeting of 
Orange Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Elder 
Charles W. Perry, at 9:30 A.M. at the Milton Presbyterian 
Church on July 20, 1961. 

After the singing of the hymn, For A Thousand Tongues 
to Sing," Mr. Roy Patteson preached his trial sermon. 

A Memorial to the late Dr. Chester Alexander was presented 
by Rev. Marion Huske and Presbytery was led in prayer by 
Rev. James Bearss. 



In Loving Memory of 
REVEREND CHESTER ALEXANDER, D. D. 
1898-1961 



On Sunday, July 16th, just after he had preached the glorious gospel 
of the blessed God, the soul of Chester Alexander was made perfect in 
holiness and did immediately pass into Glory. His body still united to 
Christ was laid to rest in the cemetery in Burlington on Tuesday morning, 
July 18th in the midst of the people he served so well and who loved him 
so devotedly. Thus was closed a ministerial career marked by joy and 
fruitfulness. 

He was born in Chester, S. C. September 27, 1898, the son of Newton 
Palmer and Delia McCosh Alexander. He was graduated from the Citadel 
— S. C. Military College in 1919; he entered Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia and was graduated in 1925. He was licensed and ordained by 
Granville Presbytery May, 1925. His first pastorate was at Selma, N. C. 
grouped with several home mission churches. He labored here for 5 years. 

In 1930 he became pastor of the Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church 
in Tarboro, N. C. His ministry here was outstanding; not only did his 
church grow steadily, but his ministry touched the entire county. He was 
beloved by all. 

In 1942 he was called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Burlington, N. C. This was his crowning service, both in achievement 



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and usefulness to the cause of Christ generally. For 19 years he gave him- 
self untiringly to the work of the ministry. During these years the present 
church edifice was planned, built and paid for. It was a monument to his 
wisdom and ability to inspire his people to accomplish this great under- 
taking. It is a perfect example of beauty and sacredness. It was fitting 
that the funeral services were held in the church in which he so earnestly 
and eloquently proclaimed God's grace and love. The services were con- 
ducted by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Dr. Harold J. 
Dudley and the Rev. James E. Bearss at 11:00 A.M., July 18th, and the 
graveside service was performed by the Rev. Carlton Prickett, pastor of 
the Burlington First Baptist Church. 

His entire service of 36 years was spent in the Synod of N. C. 

If there is any one fact that characterized his ministry it was this: his 
heart was filled with love for God, his Saviour, his Church and his fellow- 
man. He was truly a "Great Heart". This is the reason for the unselfish 
and untiring service he rendered in all phases of our Church's work. 

One of his greatest interests was in Home Missions. He served as 

Chairman of this Committee in Albemarle Presbytery for many years. In 

Orange Presbytery he was an invaluable member of the Committee and 
served as Treasurer for many years. 

His interest in our Christian Colleges was unbounded. A representative 
of Queens College this week stated that his leadership and zeal in the recent 
campaign for this College were of great value. At the time of his death 
he was a member of the Board of Trustees of Queens College and a Direc- 
tor of the Presbyterian Foundation of the General Assembly. 

In recognition of his outstanding services, he was awarded the Doctor 
of Divinity degree by Elon College in 1955. 

He served as Moderator of the Synod of N. C. for the year 1959-60. 

Every worthy cause received his enthusiastic support — Stewardship, 
Evangelism, Religious Education, Young People's work. Camp New Hope, 
Campus Christian Life. 

One cause near his heart was that of Negro Evangelism. Some years 
ago he was sponsor of an overture from Orange Presbytery to the General 
Assembly, which led to the re-organization of the whole program of Negro 
work in our Assembly. 

One of his greatest services was that he was always available for advice 
and sympathy not only for his own congregation, but for his fellow minis- 
terial friends who sought him out because of his warm sympathies and 
wise counsel. 

He not only gave himself freely and gladly to Presbytery, Synod and 
General Assembly, but encouraged the members of his church; especially 
Elders and Deacons and women to take part in the work of our Church in 
all levels of activity. He trained his people to look out on the fields white 
already unto harvest. 

An able preacher, devoted pastor, efficient administrator, faithful Pres- 
terian and Great Heart! he wrought well in his day and generation. 

Who follows in his train? 

He is survived by his wife, a daughter. Miss Mary Murphy Hall Alexan- 



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der; and a son, Chester Alexander, Jr. To them he leaves the legacy of a 
simple faith, a kind heart and the example of supreme devotion to Christ. 

Servant of God, v^ell done ! 
Rest from thy lov'd employ; 
The battle fought, the victory won, 
Enter thy Master's joy. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion S. Huske 

ROLL 



The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 



MINISTERS 


ELDERS 


CHURCHES 


J. Earl Adkins 


. . .0. E. Godwin 


. Edgewood 






. Greensboro First 




Earl H. Wilkins 


. Greensboro First 


W. M. Baker 


. . .J. E. Latta 


, Little River 






. Broadway 




. , , J. Gray McAllister, Jr.. 


. Chapel Hill 


James E. Bearss 


. . .Guy B. Ephland 


, Burlington First 






Guilford Park 




. ..L. R. Gladden 


Pocket 




D. K. Wicker 


White Hill 




. . . Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr.. 


. Shiloh 


William Brown 


. . .L. H. Wilson 


Faith 


J. S. Cook 










. Vandalia 


Horace D. Douty 


. . .D. H. Cashwell 


Church of the Covenant 


W. H. Goodman 




. Sedgefield 


George V. H. Hunter, Jr..L. R. Blakeley 


. Randolph 


Marion S. Huske 






Joseph S. Jones 


. ..T. D. Lloyd 


. Bethlehem 




Wilson Efland 


Efland 


W. E. Lytch 




. Yanceyville 


Wm. E. Massey, Jr.. . 


. . . J. F. Bowland 


. Cross Roads 




. . . Herbert Reese 


St. Paul 


Fred W. McDaniel 


. . .Robert J. Spence 


. Springwood 


H. Reid Montgomery. . 




. Glenwood 


Zane M. Moore 




. Mornmgside 


Marion J. Murray 






J. William Orders.... 


. . . Wm. H. Rogers 


. Memorial 


John G. Parks, Jr 


. . . R. A. Hinson 


. Rsidsville First 


T. Henry Patterson 






Douglas L. Paulson. . . 


. .E. H. Foust, Jr 


Siler City 


W. W. Peters 


. .Aubrey C. Thompson. . 


. Graham 


Z. T. Piephoff 


. . Bruce H. Russell 


. Bethany 


William M. Plonk 






W. Clark Porter, III. . 




Eno 




Bill Dorsett 


. Fairfield 


A. V. Ray 


. .W. G. Rakestraw 


. Smyrna 




J. W. Roach 


. Wentworth 


Waldo P. Robertson 







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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Burton Sherrod Wade Redding East Burlington 

J. Don Skinner Elwood Ray Northside 

Carl H. Stark, Jr John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Samuel N. Thomas John D. Kimrey Hawfields 

Robert Lee Turner 

William D. Varker Wiliam A. Lambert Westminster 

James H. Wade Glenn Auman Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup A. A. Bowers Buffalo (L) 

W. H. Westerfield 

E. Lee Willingham M. C. Foust Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf Earl W. Clark Brentwood 

James E. Wood Henry M. Shelton Riverview 

H. Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethal 

W. Mitchell Causey Alamance 

Richard Grey Asheboro First 

Lyndon L. Holt Bessemer 

R. B. Waddell Black Memorial 

J. Douglas Richardson. . .El Bethel 

C. S. McGahey Forest Hills 

Joseph H. Warren Griers 

John A. Womack High Point First 

Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

Norvell Cline Meadowside 

F. M. Southerland Mebane 

J. T. Bradsher Milton 

W. Osmond Smith, Jr.. . .Red House 

A. D. Barber Sanford First 

H. M. McNeill Starmount 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

Henry J. Thiel Stony Creek 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDERS PRESENT 

Bethesda, Broadway, Crestwood, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, 
Euphronia, Farmville, Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, Hay- 
wood, Hillview, Hope View, Jonesboro, Madison, Mt. 
Vernon Springs, New Hope, Oakview, Park Avenue, Pitts- 
boro. Pleasant Grove, St. Andrews, Salem, Speedwell, Trin- 
ity and Vandalia. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND CLERKS 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery, 
was elected Moderator by acclamation and installed by the 
retiring Moderator. Rev. Jerry C. McCann was elected 
Stated Clerk pro tempore. Rev. John Davis and Rev. Zane 
Moore were elected as Temporary Clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder J. T. Bradsher of the Milton Church extended a cor- 
dial welcome to the Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. W. A. Westerfield, Supply Pastor of 
the Church and the docket was adopted as follows : 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH STATED MEETING 

Milton Presbyterian Church, July 20, 1961 

9:30 A.M. Called to order — Mr. Chas. W. Perry, Moderator 
Devotional — Lee W. Adkins, Chairman 
Sermon — Mr. Roy K. Patteson 

Memorial to Dr. Chester Alexander — By Rev. M. S. Huske 
10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerks 

Address of Welcome — Mr. J. T. Bradsher 

Report of Committee on Orders 

Introduction of visiting Brethren 

Sermon — Mr. M. M. Foust 

Communications and Announcements 

Appointment of Standing Committees — The Moderator 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 

11:00 A.M. Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report of 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Higher Education, Report of Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on Candidates — 

Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Examinations Committee, Report of 

Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 
(Reception of five ministers and four candidates) 
Centennial Committee — Elder Chas. W. Perry 
Council of Orange, Report of Rev. John G. Parks, Chairman 
Sub-Committee on Audits — Mr. Boyd Clapp, Chairman 
Sermon — Mr. Eric McQuitty 
Evangelism Committee, Report of 

Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman 
12:00 M. Commissioners to the General Assembly, Reports of 
Rev. W. W. Peters for Ministers 
Mr. A. C. McCall for Elders 
12:15 P.M. Recess for Lunch 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene in The Red House Presbyterian Church 
Address of Welcome — Mr. W. Osmond Smith, Jr. 
Sermon — Mr. John T, Brothers 

REPORTS OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES: 

1. Annuities and Relief, Mr. Harry M. Clark, Chairman 

2. Woman's Work, Rev. Marion J. Murray, Chairman. 

Request deferred 

3. General Fund Agencies, Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 

4. Church Extension Committee, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chair- 

man 

5. Christian Education, Rev. Sam N. Thomas, Chairman 

6. Nominations Committee, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

7. Christian Relations, Rev. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES: 

1. Installations, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 

2. Records and Amendments, Rev. T. Henry Patterson, 
Chairman 



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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 
Manual Changes 
Unfinished business 
New business 

Time and Place of next meeting — 

Burlington First, September 14, 1961 
Reading and approving Minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Mr. H. L. Wilson serving as summer assistant at the First 
Church, Greensboro, Mr. Ray White, Columbia Seminary 
student serving as summer supply at the Bessemer Church, 
Mr. Neil H. Bain, Union Seminary student serving as the 
summer assistant at the Westminster Church, Rev. John 
Webb, serving at the Stony Creek and Oakview churches. 
The following men to be examined for ordination were in- 
troduced: Mr. M. M. Foust, Mr. Eric McQuitty, Mr. Roy 
Patteson, and Mr. John T. Brothers. The following ordained 
Ministers were introduced and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : Rev. Dale Watson, New Albany Presbytery ; Rev. 
A. V. Ray, Holston Presbytery; Rev. James E. Wood, Appo- 
mattox Presbytery; Rev. Horace Douty, Lexington Presby- 
tery; and Rev. J. S. Jones, Enoree Presbytery. Elders at- 
tending Presbytery for the first time were also introduced. 
Mr. M. M. Foust preached his trial sermon on the subject 
of the ''Old Life vs. the New Life" using as his Scripture 
John 21. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following manner : 

I. Requests to be excused: Rev. Allen C. McSween, Rev. Clifford 
D. Caldwell, Rev. John Whitley, Rev. John E. Eliason, Rev. Frank 
S. Johnston, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick, 
Rev. Edward C. Thornburg, Rev. Roy E. Watts, Rev. W. S. Pat- 
terson, Rev. Jack Dail, Rev. Kay Misenheimer, Rev. R. Don Car- 
son, Rev. W. T. Thompson, and Rev. W. M. Currie. Requests 
were granted. 

II. From Dr. Harold J. Dudley. Synod action on "That each Pres- 
bytery appoint a Permanent Committee on Campus Christian 
Life for the purpose of carrying the program to the membership 
of the Presbyteries." Referred to the Council of Presbytery for 
study and recommendation at the next meeting of Presbytery. 

III. Minutes of Commissions. These were admitted to record. 

1. Minutes to organize Church. 

2. To install Rev. Douglas L. Paulson pastor at Siler City. 

3. To install Rev. Coy Bovender. 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE A PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE 
NORTHWEST SECTION OF HIGH POINT 

The Commission appointed to org;anize a Church in the Northwest 
Section of High Point was convened at 2:00 P.M., May 7, 1961 in the 
library of The Northwood Elementary School. Those present were 
Dr. Ben F. Brown, Dr. John A. Womeldorf, Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell, 
Rev. George V. H. Hunter, Dr. Roy E. Watts, Rev. Lawrence W. 
Avent, Mr. W. H. Kimrey, Mr. J. W. Southerland, and Mr. P. H. 
Dalton, Jr. 

The Chairman, Dr. Brown, constituted the Commission with a prayer. 
Mr. P. H. Dalton, Jr. was elected clerk. The Commission approved the 
order for the Worship Service. The Commission joined the congrega- 
tion in the cafetorium where the service was held. Dr. Roy E. Watts 
preached the sermon. The following members were received by trans- 
fer from the First Presbyterian Church of High Point: 

Joseph R. Allred, Jr., Mrs. Marilyn Allred, Miss Margaret Allred, 
Mrs. C. L. Amos, Jr., C. L. Amos, III, Freddie Amos, Kathy Amos, 
Pete R. Armstrong, Mrs. Jo Armstrong, Thomas J. Beaver, Mrs. Judy 
Beaver, Dr. E. A. Bencini, Shelly Bencini, Robert E. Bencini, Jr., Mrs. 
Sara Bencini, William S. Bencini, Mrs. Ann Bencini, Beth Bencini, Jack 
D. Childress, Mrs. Carolina Childress, W. E. Darby, Mrs. Louise Darby, 
Craig Darby, B. E. Freeman, Mrs. Sarah Freeman, Linda Freeman, 
R. M. Gladstone, Jr., Mrs. Margaret Gladstone, Kent Gladstone, John 
G. Gravlee, Mrs. Anne Gravlee, Miss Jean Hardin, William H. Harding, 
Mrs. Lois Harding, Victor F. Harllee, Mrs. RelDecca Harllee, Victor 
F. Harllee, Jr., Mrs. Fred Hicks, Miss Adele Hicks, Stephen F. Hicks, 
Jr., Mrs. Ginger Hicks, E. J. Holbrook, Jr., Mrs. Ann Holbrook, V. M. 
Huffman, Mrs. Margaret Huffman, Lynda Huffman, D. W. Hunter, 
Mrs. Carmel Hunter, Herman J. Hunter, Mrs. Rebecca Hunter, Carl 
S. Lambeth, Mrs. Kathryn Lambeth, James C. Lipscomb, Mrs. Mary 
Ann Lipscomb, Mary Alice Lipscomb, Dr. Walkup K. McCain, Mrs. Al- 
berta McCain, J. H. McCall, Mrs. Gladys McCall, C. S. McGahey, Mrs. 
Hazel McGahey, Jane McGahey, John McGahey, V. Douglas Massey, 
Mrs. Bettie Massey, W. Clayton Mays, Jr., Mrs. Marion Mays, G. Allen 
Mebane, Mrs. Pat Mebane, C. Joseph Mishler, Mrs. Harriet Mishler, 
Don Mishler, R. Lang Mullinnix, Mrs. Dale Mullinnix, Howard R. Pan- 
coast, Mrs. Mazie Pancoast, Charles Plummer, Mrs. E. E. Plummer, 
George E. Robb, Mrs. Vivian Robb, Jerry Robb, Mrs. J. T. Ryan, Wil- 
liam A. Sloan, Mrs. Dot Sloan, L. Frank Smith, Mrs. Pat Smith, Mrs. 
Sue Ann McGahey Snead, William J. Spillers, Mrs. Carolyn Spillers, 
Ray A. Storms, Mrs. Eunice Storms, J. Willard Thomas, Mrs. Mavis 
Thomas, John W. Thomas, Jr., Mrs. Tommie Thomas, John W. Thomas, 
III, P. A. Thomas, Mrs. Jo Thomas, W. W. Walker, Mrs. Madeline 
Walker, Joe G. Walser, Jr., Mrs. Margaret Walser, Joe Walser, III, 
Tommy Walser, Johnny Walser, George E. White, Mrs. Bettye White, 
George E. White, Jr., J. Gilbert White, Mrs. Nancy White, William 
C. White, Mrs. Sylvia White, Joseph D. Wood, Mrs. Joan Wood, Wil- 
liam E. Wyche, Mrs. Jennie Wyche, William E. Wvche, Jr., Hugh 
Wyche, Lucy Wyche, P. A. Warner, Jr., Mrs. Helen Warner, Cecil R. 
Wilcox, Mrs. Geneva Wilcox, John G. Hutchens, Mrs. Jane Hutchens, 
Joe E. Hutchens, Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchens, C. H. Williard, Jr., Mrs. 
Lucy Williard, Kathy Williard. 

These stood and entered into the Covenant in accord with Chapter 4, 
Paragraph I of the Book of Church Order. The Chairman then de- 
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God and the faith and order of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

The congregation voted to be called The Forest Hills Presbyterian 
Church. 

A prayer for the new congregation and a charge to them was given 
by Rev. Lawrence W. Avent. 

The following men were elected and installed Elders : 

Mr. Chas. E. Plummer 
Mr. H. R. Pancoast 
Mr. C. S. McGahey 

Mr. J. W. Southerland gave the charge to the Elders. 

The following men were elected and installed Deacons : ^ 

Mr. J. H. McCall 
Mr. Cecil Wilcox 
Mr. George White 

Mr. R. M. Gladstone , 
Mr. J. W. Thomas 
Mr. V. M. Huffman 
Mr. W. E. Wyche 
Mr. D. W. Hunter 

Mr. P. Hunter Dalton, Jr. gave the charge to the Deacons. 
It was further stated that a meeting of the congregation was to be 
called by the Session within a period of thirty days for the consider- 
ation of additional church officers. Mr. Howard Pancoast was to be 
the convener of the Session. Mr. J. M. McCall, convener of the 
Diaconate. 

The Commission extended the period of time for charter members 
through the calendar year, 1961. 

It was announced by the Chairman, Dr. Ben F. Brown, that the month 
of May was to be the month of self-denial of Church Extension, and 
that 80% of the proceeds received by the Presbytery through the 
month for Church Extension would go to the new church. 

Upon the completion of the service, the Commission retired to the 
Library and upon the approval of the reading of the Minutes, the 
meeting was adjourned with a prayer by the Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell. 

Respectfully submitted, 
P. H. Dalton, Jr., Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DOUGLAS PAULSON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Siler City Church May 14, 1961, 2:45 P.M. and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. Scott Poole. Members present: Revs. R. H. Stone, 
Chairman, H. R. Montgomery, K. M. Misenheimer, William Plonk, 
alternate, Messrs. G. C. Wrenn and R. W. Vann, alternate, Ruling 
Elders. A quorum was present. Rev. K. M. Misenheimer was elected 
clerk. Rev. H. R. Montgomery preached the sermon. Rev. R. H. Stone 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being an- 
swered in the affirmative. Rev, Douglas L. Paulson was installed as 



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Pastor of the Siler City Presbyterian Church, according to Chapter 27, 
paragraph 6-7 of The Book of Church Order. Elder G. C. Wrenn de- 
livered the charge to the Minister and Rev. K. M. Misenheimer to the 
Congregation. 

The service v^as concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. H. R. Montgomery. 

R. H. Stone, Chairman 
K. M. Misenheimer, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. COY BOVENDER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Shiloh Church May 14, 1961, 7:30 P.M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. Burton Sherrod. Members present: Reverends K. M. 
Misenheimer, Chairman, Burton Sherrod, and Mr. Lonnie A. Johnson, 
Jr. A quorum was present. Mr. Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr. was elected 
Clerk. Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer presided in the worship service. 
Rev. Julian Lake, visiting minister of Winston-Salem J'resbytery, 
preached the sermon. Text: Mt. 16-18. Rev. Kay Misenheimer recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative. Rev. Coy Bovender was installed as Pastor of The 
Shiloh Presbyterian Church, according to Chapter 27, Paragraphs 6 
and 7, Book of Church Order. Rev. Burton Sherrod delivered the 
charge to the Minister and Mr. Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr. to the con- 
gregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr. 

Kay M. Misenheimer, Chairman 
Lonnie A. Johnson, Jr., Clerk 

Certificates of Presbyterial Dismission of Ministers: 
Rev. W. P. Robertson from Concord Presbytery. 
Rev. A. V. Ray from Holston Presbytery 
Rev. Horace Douty from Lexington Presbytery. 
Rev. J. E. Wood from Appomattox Presbytery 
Rev. Dale Watson from New Albany Presbytery, UPUSA. 
Rev. J. S. Jones from Enoree Presbytery. 
These were received as information. 

Presbyterial Dismissal of Candidate Roy K. Patteson. 
Received as information. 

Resolutions regarding loans. 

From the Brentwood Church. Request was granted and the reso- 
lution adopted. 

RESOLUTION 

RESOLVED, that Orange Presbytery, in stated meeting held and con- 



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vened at the Milton Presbyterian Church, Milton, North Carolina, on 
July 20, 1961, approves the action of Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 
High Point, North Carolina, in purchasing the property known as No. 1708 
East Green Street, High Point, North Carolina, for the sum of Ten Thou- 
sand Dollars ($10,000.00) cash and in obtaining a loan of Seven Thousand 
Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00) on said property from North Carolina 
National Bank, Successor Trustee Under the Last Will and Testament of 
D. P. Foust, Deceased, said loan to be secured by a first deed of trust upon 
the real estate being purchased. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Orange Presbytery shall become 
a surety upon the mortgage obligation, to be entered into by the Trustees 
of Brentwood Presbyterian Church, and Presbytery hereby authorizes and 
directs its Stated Clerk to sign the note on behalf of Orange Presbytery, 
as surety. 

The following resolution for the Memorial Church was 
adopted : 

RESOLVED, that the yearly payment due by Memorial Presbyterian 
Church on its mortgage loan held by North Carolina National Bank, Suc- 
cessor Trustee under the Last Will and Testament of D. P. Foust, Deceased, 
be reduced from $4,000.00 per year, plus interest, to $2,000.00 per year, 
plus interest, beginning with the August, 1961, payment. 

7. Request for dissolution of pastoral relation between Rev. W. P. 
Booth and the White Hill, Pocket, and Euphronia Churches, and 
dismissal to Fayetteville Presbytery. After hearing from repre- 
sentatives of the respective churches a motion was adopted to 
grant the requests and declare the pulpits of these churches vacant. 

8. Request of Rev. E. C. Thornburg, "I hereby ask that Orange Pres- 
bytery divest me of my office as teaching elder without censure . . . 
and assign me to membership in some church subject to the ap- 
proval of the Session of that Church." July 12, 1961. A motion 
was adopted that the request be received and the Moderator appoint 
a special committee to talk with Mr. Thornburg and report back 
at the next meeting of Presbytery. The Moderator appointed the 
following committee for this purpose: Rev. T. H. Patterson, Chair- 
man, Rev. William Brown, Mr. Boyd Clapp. 

9. An invitation from the Bethel Church for the July 1962 meeting 
of Presbytery. This will be the Sesqui-centennial of the Bethel 
Church. The invitation was accepted. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Was made by the Moderator as follows : 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Mr. Charles W. Perry, Chairman 

Rev. Marion J. Murray 

Mr. Charles E. Kerchner 
COURTESY 

Rev. William Massey 

Rev. George Hunter 

Mr. A. W. Wells 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of. 



Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
with the recommendations was admitted to record. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, JULY 20, 1961 
MILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MILTON, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work has acted in the capacity of a Commission 
in the following matters, since the April meeting of the Presbytery: 

1. At its regular meeting on May 29, 1961, the Commission heard the 
request of the Rev. Edward C. Thornburg that the pastoral rela- 
tionship between himself and the Bessemer Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, be dissolved effective June 1, 1961. Elder 
George A. Denny reported that at a duly called congregational 
meeting held on Sunday, May 28, 1961, the Bessemer congregation 
voted to concur with Mr. Thornburg in his request. The request 
was granted and the pulpit of the Bessemer Church was declared 
vacant. 

2. At its regular meeting on May 29, 1961, the Commission heard the 
request of Rev. John G. Parks that the pastoral relationship be- 
tween himself and the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C, 
be dissolved effective August 15, 1961, and that he be granted a 
certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Augusta-Macon, in 
order that he might accept the call of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Augusta, Ga. Elder B. M. Barker reported that at a duly 
called congregational meeting the congregation of the First 
Church of Reidsville voted to concur with Mr. Parks in his request. 
The request was granted and the pulpit of the Reidsville First 
Church was declared vacant as of August 15, 1961. 

3. At its regular meeting on May 29, 1961, the Commission heard the 
request of the Rev. H. Reid Montgomery that the pastoral rela- 
tionship between himself and the Glenwood Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, be dissolved effective August 31, 1961, in order 
that he might pursue a course of advanced study at Biblical Sem- 
inary in New York. Elders J. M. McKinney and George C. Farrow 
stated that at a duly called congregational meeting the congrega- 
tion of Glenwood Church had voted to concur with Mr. Montgom- 
ery in his request. The request was granted and the pulpit of the 
Glenwood Church declared vacant as of August 31, 1961, and Mr. 
Montgomery was given permission to labor outside the bounds of 
the Presbytery. 

4. At its regular meeting on May 29, 1961, the Commission received 
a written request from the Rev. James Anderson that he be 
granted a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Enoree in 
order that he might accept the calls of the Lockhart and Mt. Tabor 
churches. His request was granted. 

5. At its regular meeting on May 29, 1961, the Commission received 
a written request from the Rev. William Plonk that he be granted 
a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Congaree in order 
that he might accept the call of the Westminster Church. His 
request was granted. 

6. At its regular meeting on July 11, 1961, the Commission heard the 
request of the Rev. J. Don Skinner that the pastoral relationship 
between himself and the Northside Presbyterian Church, Burling- 
ton, N. C, be dissolved effective August 1, 1961, and that he be 



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granted a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Wilmington 
in order that he might accept the call of the Jacksonville Presby- 
terian Church, Jacksonville, N. C. Elder Willard G. Wilson ap- 
peared before the Commission and stated that at a duly called con- 
gregational meeting the congregation of the Northside Church had 
voted to concur with Mr. Skinner in his request. His request was 
granted and the pulpit of the Northside Church declared vacant 
as of August 1, 1961. 

7. At its regular meeting on July 11, 1961, the Commission received 
a written request from the Rev. W. C. McLauchlin that he be 
granted a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
in order that he might serve as Stated Supply of the Eastminster 
Presbyterian Church. His request was granted. 

II. Acting as a Committee, your Commission has examined the following 
calls and found them to be in order : 

1. The congregation of the Gulf, Cumnock, and Farmville Presby- 
terian churches have called Mr. Milton McNeely Foust, graduate 
of Columbia Theological Seminary, as pastor. Terms of the calls 
are as follows: 

a. Gulf Church: 

1. Salary $2,250.00 a year 

2. Free use of manse 

3. 7^/^% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. $74.16 on Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits policy for pastor and his family 

5. $400.00 car allowance 

6. Proportionate share in moving expenses 

7. One month's vacation 

b. Cumnock Church : 

1. Salary $1,250 a year 

2. Free use of manse 

3. 7y2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Car allowance of $222.00 

5. $41.20 on Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits policy for pastor and his family. 

6. Proportionate share in moving expenses 

7. One month's vacation 

c. Farmville Church : 

1. Salary $1,000.00 a year 

2. Free use of manse 

3. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Car allowance of $178.00 

5. $32.96 on Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits policy for pastor and his family 

6. Proportionate share in moving expenses 

7. One month's vacation 

2. The congregation of the El Bethel Presbyterian Church has called 
Mr. Eric McQuitty, graduate of Union Theological Seminary, as 
pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

1. Salary $4,500.00 a year 



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2. Manse 

3. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month 

5. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

6. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits policy 
for pastor and his family 

7. Cost of moving from Richmond, Va., to manse 

3. The congregation of the Meadowside Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, has called Mr. Roy K. Patteson, Jr., graduate of Union 
Theological Seminary as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows: 

1. Salary $4,500 a year 

2. Manse 

3. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month 

5. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

6. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits policy 
for pastor and his family 

7. Cost of moving from Richmond, Va., to manse 

4. The congregation of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs Pres- 
byterian Churches have called Rev. Dale L. Watson, graduate of 
Louisville Theological Seminary, as pastor. Terms of the calls are 
as follows : 

a. Pittsboro Church: 

1. Salary $2,250.00 a year 

2. Manse 

3. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month 

5. Car allowance $400.00 a year 

6. V2 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits policy for pastor and his family 

7. V2 cost of moving from Indiana to manse 

b. Mt. Vernon Springs Church : 
(Identical terms) 

5. The congregation of the Riverview Presbyterian Church, Spray, 
N. C, has called the Rev. James E. Wood, of the Presbytery of 
Appomattox, as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

1. Salary $4,500 a year 

2. Manse 

3. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month 

5. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

6. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits policy 
for pastor and his family 

7. Moving expense from Lynchburg, Va., to manse 



6. The congregations of the Bethlehem and Efland Presbyterian 
Churches have called the Rev. Joseph S. Jones, of the Presbytery 
of Enoree, as pastor. Terms of the calls are as follows : 



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a. Bethlehem Church: 

1. Salary $3,000.00 a year 

2. Manse 

3. TV2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month , 

5. Car allowance $533.34 yearly 

6. $98.88 (2/3 cost) of Group Life Insurance and Major 
Medical Benefits policy for pastor and his family 

7. 2/3 of moving expense from Morehead City, N. C, to 
manse 

b. Efland Church: 

1. Salary $1,500.00 a year 

2. Manse 

3. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

4. Vacation of one month 

5. Car allowance $266.66 yearly 

6. $49.44 (1/3 cost) of Group Life Insurance and Major 
Medical Benefits policy for pastor and his family 

7. 1/3 of moving expense from Morehead City, N. C. to 
manse 

7. The congregation of the Wentworth and Smyrna Presbyterian 
Churches have called the Rev. A. V. Ray, of the Presbytery of 
Holston, as pastor, Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Wentworth Church: 

1. Salary $2,250.00 a year 

2. Car allowance $400.00 

3. Manse 

4. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

5. V2 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Bene- 
fits policy for pastor and his family 

6. One month vacation 

7. V2 cost of moving from Shady Valley, Tenn., to manse 

b. Smyrna Church: 
(Identical terms) 

8. The Session of the Church of the Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, has 
called the Rev. Horace Douty, of the Presbytery of Lexington, as 
Assistant Minister and Minister of Education. Terms of the call 
are as follows: 

1. Salary $5,200.00 a year 

2. Manse 

3. Utilities as such or in the form of an allowance estimated 
at $1,500 

4. Car allowance $800.00 

5. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund 

6. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits policy 
for minister and his family, or its equivalent 

7. One month's vacation 

8. Moving expenses 

9. The congregation of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church has called 



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the Rev. John A. Womeldorf as pastor. Terms of the call are as 



follows : 




1. 


Salary $4,500.00 a year 


2. 


Manse 


3. 


7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' An- 




nuity Fund 


4. 


Vacation of one month 


5. 


Car allowance $800.00 a year 


6. 


Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits policy 




for pastor and his family 



III. Your Commission recommends: 

1. That the following calls to the following men be approved, and 
that pending their examination and signing of the Book of Minis- 
terial Obligations the calls be placed in their hands, respectively: 
Gulf, Cumnock and Farmville churches — M. M. Foust 

El Bethel Church— Eric McQuitty 

Meadowside Church — Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches — Dale L. Watson 

Riverview Church — James Wood 

Bethlehem Church and Efland Church — Joseph S. Jones 
Wentworth and Smyrna Churches — A. V. Ray 
Session of the Church of the Covenant — Horace Douty 

2. That the call of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church to the Rev. 
John A. Womeldorf be approved and placed in his hands. 

3. That commissions be appointed to ordain and install Mr. Foust as 
pastor of the Gulf, Cumnock and Farmville Churches; Mr. Mc- 
Quitty as pastor of the El Bethel Church; and Mr. Patteson as 
pastor of the Meadowside Church. That a commission be appointed 
to install Mr. Watson as pastor of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon 
Springs Churches, Mr. Wood as pastor of the Riverview Church; 
Mr. Jones as pastor of the Bethlehem and Efland Churches; Mr. 
Ray as pastor of the Wentworth and Smyrna Churches, and Mr. 
Womeldorf as pastor of the Brentwood Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman. The report was 
received as information. 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. Vance Barron. Mr. Gary E. Sloan III, a 
member of the First Church Greensboro and a rising Senior 
at Duke, was introduced to Presbytery to be received as a 
candidate for the Ministry. It was reported that all of the 
necessary papers were in order. The Moderator examined 
Mr. Sloan on experimental religion and motives for seeking 
the Ministry. The examination was sustained as satisfac- 
tory. The questions of the Book of Church Order (Gh. 24-4) 



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were asked by the Moderator and answered in the affirma- 
tive. The Moderator then led in prayer and a charge was 
given the Candidate by Rev. W. M. Baker. Mr. Sloan was 
declared acknowledged and received as a Candidate and his 
name was directed to be recorded on the Presbytery's Roll 
of Candidates. The Moderator led in prayer and benediction. 
The Candidates for the Ministry to be examined by the Pres- 
bytery for ordination were introduced as follows : 

Mr. Roy K. Patteson 

Mr. M. M. Foust 

Mr. Eric McQuitty 

Mr. John T. Brothers 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. William Varker, Chairman. Mr. Varker 
reviewed the previous examination and parts of trial. In 
view of the fact that the Committee had read and approved 
the Statement of Beliefs of the Candidates a motion was 
adopted to suspend the oral reading of these Statements 
before the Presbytery. The Comimttee proceeded with the 
examination. 

They were examined in Experimental Religion by the Mod- 
erator; in Theology by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff ; in Sacraments 
by Rev. E. Lee Willingham; in Church Government by Rev. 
John Davis; and in English Bible by Rev. William Brown. 
These examinations were sustained in their several parts 
and as a whole. A motion was adopted that these be sus- 
tained as trial parts for ordination. 

A motion was adopted to give ten minutes to members of 
Presbytery at the beginning of the afternoon session to 
express appreciation for the work of those Ministers leav- 
ing Orange Presbytery. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. with prayer 
being offered by Rev. Robert Lee Turner. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 1 :45 P.M. at the Red House 
Church with the singing of a hymn. Rev. J. W. Walkup 
offered the prayer. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder W. Osmond Smith, Jr., of the Red House Church gave 
a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 



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Several ministers, on behalf of Presbytery, expressed the 
appreciation of Presbytery for the faithful and fruitful 
labors of those who are leaving the Presbytery for other 
pastorates and wished them Godspeed in their work. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Reports, contonued, 

Mr. Varker introduced to Presbytery Rev. J. S. Jones, Rev. 
Dale Watson, Rev. Jos. E. Wood, Rev. Horace Douty, and 
Rev. A. V. Ray and proceeded with their examinations. 
They were examined in Experimental Religion by the Mod- 
erator. The examination was sustained as satisfactory. They 
were examined in Theology by Rev. William Orders and the 
examination sustained for Mr. Jones, Mr. Wood, Mr. Douty, 
and Mr. Ray. They were examined on the Sacraments by 
Rev. George Hunter and the examination was sustained as 
satisfactory. They were examined in Church Government by 
the Rev. John Davis and the examination was sustained for 
Mr. Jones, Mr. Wood, Mr. Douty, and Mr. Ray. The exam- 
ination as a whole was sustained for Mr. Jones, Mr. Wood, 
Mr. Douty, and Mr. Ray. Mr. Jones accepted the call to the 
Bethlehem and Efland Churches, and Mr. Wood accepted 
the call to the Riverview Church; Mr. Douty accepted the 
call of the Session to the Church of the Covenant, Greens- 
boro ; and Mr. Ray accepted the Call to the Wentworth and 
Smyrna Churches. They signed the Book of Ministerial Ob- 
ligations and were enrolled as Ministers of the Presbytery. 

CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Mr. Charles W. Perry. He introduced 
Rev. Marion Huske who spoke briefly about the importance 
and the challenge of the Centennial Celebration. The report 
was received as information. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. John Parks, Chairman. He introduced 
Mr. J. Boyd Clapp who gave the report of the Sub-commit- 
tee on Audits. The recommendations were adopted and the 
audits follow. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Your Council presents these recommendations : 

1. The adoption of the audit reports of C. Ernest Eichhorn and Com- 
pany of the accounts of Thos. M. Richmond, Treasurer of the Trus- 
tees of Orange Presbytery for the year ending December 31, 1960; 
and of Lindsay, Squires & Everett of the accounts of the year 
ending January 9, 1961 of R. H. Stone, Treasurer of the following 
funds : 



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1. General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 

2. Operating Expense Fund 

3. Committee on Church Extension 

4. Operating Statement, Office of Orange Presbytery 

5. Analysis of Debenture Bond Account 

6. Presbytery's Office Building Fund 

7. Miscellaneous contributions — Church and Manse Building 
Fund 

8. District III Leadership Training School 

9. The accounts of Robert Strayhorn, Treasurer of the Christian 
Education Committee — Camp New Hope Funds for the period 
ending January 31, 1961. 

1. Statement of Camp Operations 

2. Christian Education Fund 

3. Capital Improvements — Camp New Hope 

4. Debt Retirement Fund — Camp New Hope 

5. Director's Reserve Fund 

6. Summary of Cash Balances 

These audits, if adopted, become a part of the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John G. Parks, Chairman 
Council of Orange Presbytery 

TRUSTEES 

C. Fred Carlson R. H. Stone 

C. T. Boyd R. H. McNeely 

William Owen Cooke T. M. Richmond, Treasurer 

C. ERNEST EICHHORN AND COMPANY 

Accountants 
17041/2 Battleground Ave. P. O. Box 2288 
Greensboro, N. C. 

March 16, 1961 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, 
North Carolina 
Gentlemen : 

We have examined the accounts and financial records of 
T. M. RICHMOND, TREASURER 
TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 
for the year ended December 31, 1960. We submit herewith our report 
consisting of Exhibit "A", Cash Receipts and Disbursements and Analysis 
of Changes in Assets Held by Funds. 

During the course of our examination, we exercised normal auditing 
procedures with respect to the reconciliations of Funded Trust Accounts, 
Bank Checking and Savings Accounts in which the cash on hand is main- 
tained and examined all documents such as notes for loans and advances. 
We did not, however, confirm these items directly with the depositories or 
the respective debtors on loans and advances. 

In view of this we cannot give an unqualified opinion as independent 
Accountants except to state that the following comments and report as 
compiled by us were found to agree with the Treasurer's records. 



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COMMENTS 

Stone Estate Trust Fund— $24,000.00— Invested as follows: 
Loans: 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Reidsville $3,000.00 
Hope View Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 6,000.00 
Wentworth Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 2,000.00 
Hillview Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 4,500.00 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 4,250.00 
Black Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sanford 1,200.00 



Cash: 

Checking Account — North Carolina National 

Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina $ 50.00 
Savings — Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn., 

Greensboro, North Carolina 3,000.00 



All income earned on this fund with the exception of $250.00 
still held in the general fund and $38.75 paid out in interest was 
distributed to the Home Mission Committee, Orange Presbytery. 
The distribution during the period under review amounted to 



$1,289.06 consisting of the following: 

Interest on Loans and Savings Accounts: 

Northside Presbyterian Church, Burlington $ 263.35 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 160.00 

Hopeview Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 480.00 

Hillview Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 100,00 

Wentworth Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 50.00 

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 90.00 

Home Federal Savings and Loan, Greensboro 117.71 



Add: On Hand in General Fund, December 31, 1959 



Less: On Hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 



Maryland Hickerson Fund— $1,250.00: 

The income from this fund is restricted to the African Board 
of World Mission and is accounted for as follows: 
Savings Account — North Carolina National 

Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina $ 50.00 

Bonds, Orange Presbytery 1,200.00 

Interest earned during the year 60.00 



Less: On hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 



Cora Harrison Fund— $500.00: 

The income from this fund is restricted to support of aged 
ministers and their immediate dependents. An Analysis of 
income is shown below: 

Bonds, Orange Presbytery $ 500.00 

Interest earned during the year 25.00 
Less: On hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 



$20,950.00 

$ 3,050.00 
$24,000.00 



$ 1,261.06 
278.00 

$ 1,539.06 
250.00 

$ 1,289.06 



$ 1,310.00 
60.00 
$ 1,250.00 

$ 525.00 
25.00 



$ 500.00 



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Mary I. Smith Fund: 

This fund is on deposit in Savings Account with the North 
Carolina National Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina for loans 
to ministerial students without interest and with a maximum 
limit of $200.00. 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1960 $ 42.23 

Interest accrued on savings account during year 31.58 

Repaid on Loans 45.00 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1960 ' $ 120.81 
General Fund: 

Receipts Disbursements Balance 

Balance— January 1, 1960 $ 165.88 $ -o- $ 165.88 

Camp New Hope 5,937.50 5,937.50 -o- 

D. P. Foust Estate 3,634.94 3,634.94 -o- 



Less: Treasurer's Expenses 

Safe Deposit Box Rent $ 8.80 
Postage 3.25 
Audit 35.00 $ 47.05 



$9,738.32 $9,572.44 $ 165.88 



Paid Murphy Chapel 41.32 88.37 



BALANCE— DECEMBER 31, 1960 $ 77.51 

Cash in — North Carolina National Bank — Greensboro, N. C. 
Analysis of Checking Account Balance: 

General Fund — As Above $ 77.51 

Stone Estate — Allocated to General Fund 138.75 

Stone Estate 300.00 

Maryland Hickerson Fund $ 60.00 

Less: Disbursed (Mission work in Africa) 30.00 30.00 



Cora Harrison Fund 25.00 
Mary 1. Smth Loan Fund 48.35 
Total (Exhibit "A"— Page 2) $ 619.61 



The general Fund is used as a clearing account and any desig- 
nated funds contained therein will be remitted to the respective 
agencies. Any funds not designated remain at the disposal of 
the trustees. 

Analysis of Savings Accounts Balances: 

Stone Estate Fund — Home Federal Savings and Loan $3,000.00 
Mary I. Smith Fund — North Carolina National Bank 1,072.46 
Maryland Hickerson Fund 53.48 

Orange Presbytery Bonds: 

Cora Harrson Fund $ 500.00 

Maryland Hickerson Fund 1,200.00 1,700.00 



Total (Exhibit "A"— Page 2) $5,825.94 
Respectfully submitted, 

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CO ^- 

o 



Total 

Assets 



4^ ro OJ c« 

^ 01 — - 4- -O 

io o c:- cc o 



CO Cn 



General 
Fund 



O CO to ^ 00 
O C 00 01 30 



Stone 
Fund 



Maryland 
Hickerson 
Fund 



Cora 

Harrison 

Fund 



Mary I, 

Smith 

Fund 



Total 
Liabilities 



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LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
June 19, 1961 

Chairman Audit Committee r , 

Orange Presbytery- 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books of 
account and financial records of 

R. H. STONE, TREASURER . ' 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

for the period from January 10, 1960 through January 10, 1961 and submit 
herewith our report consisting of: 

Exhibit "A" — General and Miscellaneous Benevolences ^ 

Exhibit "B" — Operating Expense Fund 

Exhibit "C" — Committee on Church Extension 

Exhibit *'D" — Office of Orange Presbytery 

Exhibit "E" — Presbytery's Office Building Fund 

Exhibit "F" — Analysis of Debenture Bond Account 

Exhibit ''G"— Church and Manse Building Fund 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Disbursements are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of 
which were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been 
presented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

In our opinion, subject to the comments in the preceding paragraph, 
as to checks outstanding and unpaid at January 10, 1961, the statements 
of receipts and disbursements. Exhibit ''A" through Exhibit "E" correctly 
reflect the Treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the period then ended. 

LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 



Exhibit "A' 



STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 



January 10, 1960 through January 9, 1961 



Work of General Assembly : 



Board of World Missions 
Board of Church Extension 
Board of Christian Education 
Board of Annuities and Relief 
General Fund 
Inter-Church Aid 



Cash 



Receipts 

^ 95,833.59 
37,661.11 
14,380.49 
9,879.30 
29,683.61 
373.82 



Disburse- 
ments 

$ 95,833.59 
37,661.11 
14,380.49 
9,879.30 
29,683.61 
373.82 



$187,811.92 



$187,811.92 



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Synod Causes: 

Church Extension 
Higher Education 
Barium Springs 
Presbyterian Home 
Christian Education 
Campus Christian Life 
Synod's Office Causes 



Presbytery Causes: 

Church Extension 
Presbytery's Office 

Christian Education and Camp New Hope 
Glade Valley 



Special: 

Greater Greensboro 
L. Richardson Trust 
Miscellaneous 







47,402.20 


47,402.20 


17,314.20 


17,314.20 


5,873.27 


5,873.27 


5,045.41 


5,045.41 


6,364.87 


6,364.87 


4,024.35 


4,024.35 


$ 94,722.20 


$ 94,722.20 


$ 84,151.71 


$ 84,151.71 


21,133.72 


21,133.72 


20,263.52 


20,263.52 


8,058.89 


8,058.89 


$133,607.84 


$133,607.84 


$ 8,800.00 


$ 8,800.00 


2,045.23 


2,045.23 


2,742.92 


2,742.92 


$ 13,588.15 


$ 13,588.15 


$429,730.11 


$429,730.11 



Exhibit "B' 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
January 10, 1960 through January 9, 1961 
Balance, January 10, 1960 $ 230.53 

Receipts from Presbytery Tax 12,193.18 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
DISBURSEMENTS 

General Assembly Tax $ 4,613.91 

Synod's Tax 7,494.96 



$ 12,423.71 



Printing $ 4.85 

Exchange and Service Charges 3.70 



$ 12,108.87 



8.55 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 
Balance, January 10, 1961 



12.117.42 
$ 306.29 
Exhibit "C" 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
January 8, 1960 through January 5, 1961 
Balance, January 8, 1960 $ 17,243.77 

RECEIPTS 

Benevolences $ 81,695.76 



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L. Richardson Trust Fund 
Foust Estate 
Stone Estate 
Day's Pay 
Vacation Fund 

Payment on Meadowside Note 

From Savings — Vandalia Manse 

Interest on Savings 

Cavalcade 

McNatt Fund 

Refunds 

Charles S. Wilkins 

Alamance for Vandalia 

Deposit on Purchase of Lot — Chapel Hill 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 

DISBURSEMENTS 



Expenses: 



Salaries $ 


28,635.53 


Interest on Bonds Outstanding 


4,512.50 


Vacation Fund 


801.85 


Cavalcade 


2,767.07 


Evangelism Committee 


186.86 


Car Allov^ance 


936.25 


Sedgefield (Richardson Trust) 


1,000.00 


Vandalia (Alamance Gift) 


439.64 


Moving Minister 


374.00 


Miscellaneous 


496.82 


Banker Fees 


48.60 



Challenge Fund 

Appropriations for New Buildings: 



Siler City 


$ 2,500.00 


Glenv^ood 


4,000.00 


East Burlington 


5,000.00 


Vandalia Manse Fund 


5,000.00 


Dogw^ood Acres 


2,500.00 


Presbytery's Office 


2,000.00 


Gulf Field 


1,250.00 


Northside 


10,000.00 


West Burlington 


2,500.00 


Eno Presbyterian Church 


1,000.00 


Riverview 


100.00 


Faith Note— Bank of Greensboro 2,500.00 



Capital Expenditure: 

Redemption of Bonds 

Balance, January 5, 1961 
Composed of : 

Cash on Deposit Subject to Check 

Loan Advances to: 

Siler City $ 5,000.00 

Meadowside 4,000.00 
Faith 2,500.00 

Appropriations Unremitted: 



3,200.00 
3,634.94 
1,250.31 
2,016.31 

767.69 

600.00 
5,000.00 

115.12 
2,055.70 

200.00 
22.66 

27.00 ' ' 
439.64 

500.00 101,525.13 



$118,768.90 



$ 40,199.12 



3,250.00 



n 



38,350.00 



5,800.00 87,599.12 
$ 31,169.78 

$ 11,638.35 



11,500.00 



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Chapel Hill, transferred to 
Home Federal Savings and 
Loan Association $ 5,000.00 

Northside Day's Pay, trans- 
ferred to North Carolina 
National Bank 2,031.43 

North Carolina National 

Bank Bond Account 1,000.00 8,031.43 



Balance, January 5, 1961 $ 31,169.78 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
January 19, 1960 through January 10, 1961 
Balance, January 19, 1960 $3,744.23 
RECEIPTS 

Churches of Orange $ 20,583.72 

L. Richardson Trust Fund $ 550.00 

Honorariums — 

Churches $ 207.50 

Leadership School IV 50.00 257.50 



Rent on World Mission Film 53.00 
Sale of Stewardship Material 23.50 
Miscellaneous Contributions 313.90 21,781.62 



Office Salaries 3,600.00 

F. I. C. A. Taxes 108.00 

Group Hospital Insurance 365.31 

Insurance — General — On Manse 38.01 

Interest on Mortgage 456.23 

Pest Control— On Manse 76.00 

Office Rent ^ 1,878.00 

Postage and Office Supplies 562.41 

Service Contracts on Machines 156.44 

Telephone 393.17 

Committee Expenses 121.11 
Stated Clerk's Expenses: 

Permanent Clerk $ 40.00 

Printing and Supplies 908.88 948.88 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $ 25,525.85 
DISBURSEMENTS 
Executive Secretary: 

S^^lary $ 6,000.00 

Ministers' Annuity 517.50 

Travel Expense 1,287.86 $ 7,805.36 



Audit 60.00 

Stewardship Promotion 442.49 

The Orange Presbyterian 1,368.97 

Miscellaneous 485.65 18,866.03 



$ 6,659.82 



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Other Disbursements: 

Payment on Presbytery's 

Manse Mortgage* / $ 893.77 

Contribution to Office ' 

Building Fund 1,000.00 1,893.77 



Balance, January 10, 1961 $ 4,766.05 



*Balance due on Mortgage— $8,201.99. 

Exhibit "E" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE BUILDING FUND 
January 10, 1960 through January 10, 1961 
Balance, January 11, 1960 $ 1,802.56 

RECEIPTS 

Women of Orange Presbytery 
Office of Orange Presbytery 
Presbytery's Church Extension Committee 
The Belk Foundation 
The Grumpier Foundation 
Individuals 



329.94 
1,000.00 
2,000.00 
300.00 
200.00 
1,307.10 



5,137.04 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $ 6,939.60 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Carraway Realty Company $ 2,500.00 

Taxes — Pro rata 72.50 

Insurance 25.28 

Recording Fees 6.00 

Surveying - 40.00 

Printing and Mailing Brochures 307.93 

Miscellaneous 125.00 3,076.71 



Balance, January 10, 1961 $ 3,862.89 

Exhibit "F" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
ANALYSIS OF DEBENTURE BOND ACCOUNT 
January 11, 1960 through January 10, 1961 

DEBENTURE BONDS ISSUED $100,000.00 

Allocation of Funds derived from 
Debenture Bonds Issued: 

St. Paul Property $ 14,211.60 

Refund to Church Extension Com- 
mittee on St. Paul Property 3,288.40 



TOTAL ALLOCATED IN 1958-59 $ 17,500.00 

Appropriations : 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church $ 17,500.00 
Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 17,500.00 
Vandalia Church Site 12,500.00 



APPROPRIATIONS 1959-60 



47,500.00 



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Loans : 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church $ 17,500.00 

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 17,500.00 

TOTAL LOANS— 1959-60 35,000.00 



$100,000.00 $100,000.00 

DEBENTURE BONDS ISSUED 

Redemption of Debenture Bonds Issued: 

Payment on Principal 1958-59 $ 2,700.00 

Payment on Principal 1959-60 5,600.00 
Payment on Principal 1960-61 5,800.00 14,100.00 



OUTSTANDING, JANUARY 10, 1961 $ 85,900.00 

Exhibit "G" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CHURCH AND MANSE BUILDING FUND 
January 10, 1960 through January 9, 1961 

RECEIPTS 

Voluntary Contributions $ 509.00 

DISBURSEMENTS 

East Burlington Presbyterian Church 509.00 



LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
June 19, 1961 

Chairman Audit Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books and 
financial records of 

ROBERT STRAYHORN, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
for the year ended January 31, 1961 and submit herewith our report con- 
sisting of: 

Exhibit "A" — Camp Operations 
Exhibit "B"— Christian Education Fund 
Exhibit ''C" — Capital Improvement Fund 
Exhibit ''D"— Debt Retirement Fund 
Exhibit "E" — Directors' Reserve Fund 
Schedule 1 — Summary of Cash Balances 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Disbursements are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of 
which were examined by us with the exception of those which had not been 
presented to the bank for payment at the date of our examination. 

In our opinion, subject to the comments in the preceding paragraph, as 
to checks outstanding and unpaid at January 31, 1961, the statements of 
receipts and disbursements. Exhibit "A" through Exhibit ''E" correctly 
reflect the Treasurer's receipts and disbursements for the period then ended. 

LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 



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Exhibit "A" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CAMP OPERATIONS 



For the Year Ended January 31, 1961 



Balance, February 1, 1960 
RECEIPTS 
Rent 

Sales — Dining Hall 
Sales — Store 
Refund Insurance 
Miscellaneous 

Loan from Capital Improvement Fund 
Registration Fees 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
DISBURSEMENTS 
Salaries 
Wages 
Utilities 

Maintenance and Repairs 

Insurance — General 

Insurance — Public Liability 

Dining Hall — Food and Supplies 

Store Purchases 

Gas, Oil and Auto Repairs 

Payroll Taxes 

Traveling 

Audit 

Payment on Note 
Miscellaneous 

Balance, January 31, 1961 



$ 1,216.34 



4,181.75 
16,879.40 
743.98 
58.95 
30.00 
1,800.00 
76.25 



2,511.84 
5,834.32 
1,375.48 
1,731.92 
212.80 
522.77 
7,918.29 
680.83 
309.67 
402.94 
260.94 
45.00 
2,258.52 
7.75 



23,770.33 



24,986.67 



24,073.07 



$ 913.60 



Exhibit ''B" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS , 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FUND 
For the Year Ended January 31, 1961 
Balance, February 1, 1960 $ 1,440.96 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions — Orange Presbytery $ 5,112.02 

Registration Fees 15,046.00 
Refund Telephone Expense 50.96 
Special Gifts 385.52 
L. Richardson Fund 117.53 20,712.03 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 



$ 22,152.99 



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DISBURSEMENTS 
General Committee: 
General Committee: 

Expense 
Camping Program: 
Camping Program: 

Salaries 

Postage and Office Supplies 
Program Materials 
General Expense 
Laundry 

Registration Refunds 
Board and Snacks — Campers 
Rent 

Liability Insurance 
Refreshments — Campers 

Sub-Committee: 

Publicity 
Senior Work 
Pioneers 
Children 

Leadership Schools 
Area Director's Office: 

Telephone 
Payroll Taxes 
Audit 

Miscellaneous 
Balance, January 31, 1961 



4,345.81 
200.17 
394.45 
567.51 
334.15 
624.05 
9,997.00 
1,353.00 
423.15 
508.77 



265.89 
312.99 
321.64 
305.32 
576.88 

148.62 
19.32 
20.00 
28.50 



$ 492.97 



18,748.06 



1,782.72 



216.44 21,240.19 



$ 912.80 
Exhibit "C" 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 



For the Year Ended January 31, 1961 
Balance, February 1, 1960 
RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery $ 4,319.61 

Memorial Gifts 48.00 

L. Richardson Memorial Fund 117.53 

Dining Hall 5,110.01 

Payment on Loan 2,258.52 



$ 2,721.05 



11,853.67 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Insurance for Operating Fund 

Equipment 

Grounds 

Loan to Operating Fund 



458.52 
325.00 
410.43 
1,800.00 



14,574.72 



2,993.95 



Balance, January 31, 1961 



$ 11,580.77 



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Exhibit ''D" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
DEBT RETIREMENT FUND 
For the Year Ended January 31, 1961 
Balance, February 1, 1960 ^ $ 2,487.20 

RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery $ 5,700.20 

L. Richardson Fund 155.10 5,855.30 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $ 8,342.50 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Swimming Pool Note 5,812.50 



Balance, January 31, 1961 $2,530.00 

Exhibit **E" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
DIRECTORS' RESERVE FUND 
For the Year Ended January 31, 1961 
Balance, February 1, 1960 $ 3,167.13 

RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery $ 5,081.69 

Richardson Fund , 138.27 5,219.96 



Balance, January 31, 1961 $ 8,387.09 

Schedule 1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
SUMMARY OF CASH BALANCES 

January 31, 1961 

CASH BALANCES, JANUARY 31, 1961 

Camp Operations (Exhibit "A") $ 913.60 

Christian Education Fund (Exhibit "B") 912.80 

Capital Improvement Fund (Exhibit "C") 11,580.77 

Debt Retirement Fund (Exhibit "D") 2,530.00 

Directors' Reserve Fund (Exhibit "E") 8,387.09 



$ 24,324.26 



Represented by: 

Cash in Bank Checking Account $ 19,324.26 

Cash in Savings and Loan Association 5,000.00 



$ 24,324.26 



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Presbytery appointed the following- Committees to draw up 
a resolution of appreciation to Rev. R. H. Stone for his fine 
work as Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk of the Pres- 
bytery : 

Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman 
Rev. R. Don Carson 
Rev. Kay Misenheimer 
Mr. Charles Plummer 
Mr. R. P. Richardson 

Announcement was made of the Committee of the Council 
appointed to nominate a new Executive Secretary. It was 
as follows : 

Rev. William Currie, Chairman 
Rev. Ben F. Brown 
Rev. William Peters 
Mr. Boyd Clapp 

The Call to the Brentwood Church was placed in the hands 
of Rev. John Womeldorf and he accepted the call. 

COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The report was read to the Presbytery by the Clerk. It was 
received as information. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. Mr. Floyd Hend- 
ley was nominated to fill the unexpired term of Rev. John 
Parks as Chairman of the Council and the nomination was 
approved. 

Mr. Eric McQuitty preached his trial sermon on 'The Lamb 
of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Reports of. 

Rev. W. W. Peters reported for the Ministers. 
FATHERS AND BRETHREN: 

As the Minister Commissioner appointed to report to the Presbytery 
of Orange in behalf of all its Minister Commissioners to the General 
Assembly, I am happy to report that the following ministers appointed 
to this duty did attend the 101st General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian Church in the United States, meeting in the Highland Park 
Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, April 27 - May 2, 1961, diligently 
participating in the programs, deliberations, and decisions of the 
Assembly and the Committees to which they were appointed: 

The Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick 
The Rev. W. C. McLauchlin 
The Rev. T. Henry Patterson 
The Rev. William W. Peters 



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The Rev. R. H. Stone 
The Rev. H. Earl Woodall 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters 

Mr. A. C. McCall reported for the Elders. He reported that the fol- 
lowing Elders appointed did attend the 101st General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States, meeting in the High- 
land Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, April 27-May 2, 1961, 
diligently participating in the programs, deliberations, and decisions 
of the Assembly and the Committees to which they were appointed: 

John W. Caffey 
E. W. Coleman 
Charles W. Perry 
J. A. Tate 
W. M. Holt 
A. C. McCall 

The reports regarding the Commissioners were adopted. 
Mr. John T. Brothers preached his trial sermon on the ''New 
Birth" from John 3. 

The sermons of the Candidates were approved as parts of 
trial. The examination of the Candidates as a whole was 
sustained and pending ordination and the signing of the 
Book of Obligations they were enrolled and the calls placed 
in their hands. Mr. Roy Patteson accepted the call to the 
Meadowside Church, Mr. Eric McQuitty accepted the call 
to the El Bethel Church, and Mr. M. M. Foust accepted the 
calls of the Gulf, Cumnock, and Farmville Churches. Mr. 
John T. Brothers will be ordained as an Evangelist and pur- 
sue further study at St. Andrews University in Scotland. 

The examinations Committee brought in the following rec- 
ommendations concerning Rev. Dale Watson : 

1. That his installation be deferred. 

2. That he be requested to write the 2,000 word Statement of Belief 
required of Candidates. 

3. That he familiarize himself with the Constitution of the Presby- 
terian Church, U. S. 

4. That he meet with the Examination Committee. 

5. That the matter of his examination be brought up again at the 
January meeting. 

6. That in the meantime he be Supply at the Pittsboro and Mt. Ver- 
non Springs Churches. 

The recommendations were adopted. 

A motion was adopted in accordance with Ch. 27-5 of the 
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under the extraordinary clause. The motion was adopted 
unanimously. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITY AND RELIEF, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Fred McDaniel and received as 
information. 

COMMITTEE ON WOMEN'S WORK, Report of. 

Rev. Marion J. Murray, Chairman, asked deferment of the 
report until the September meeting. He also offered a change 
in the Manual. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

That under GENERAL POLICIES, Sec. 2, Reports to Pres- 
bytery be changed to have the Committee on Women's Work 
report at the September meeting. The change was approved 
and docketed for a second reading at the September meeting. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION, Report of. 

Was read and the recommendations adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery approve the recommendation of the Church Exten- 
sion Committee to continue the present aid to the Chapel Hill 
Church for one additional year. 

2. That Presbytery appoint a committee to study the matter of ade- 
quate fire insurance protection for the churches of the Presbytery 
and to make recommendations at a later meeting. 

Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. S. N. Thomas, Chairman. Rev. WilHam 
Lytch, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Pioneer Work 
reported the Committee's plans for training Pioneer and 
Senior Advisors. The report was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman, and the fol- 
lowing commissions were appointed: 

1. To ordain Mr. Eric McQuitty and install him pastor of the El Bethel 
Presbyterian Church on July 23rd at 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, chairman, Rev. J. Don Skinner to preach, Rev. 
John Whitley to charge the pastor and Mr. R. L. Stephens, of 
Leaksville First Church, to charge the congregation. Alternates: 
Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, and Messrs. G. T. Sykes and H. M. 
Shelton. 



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2. To ordain Mr. John T. Brothers and to appoint him for continued 
study. The place — the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington 
at 8:45 on July 23rd. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, chairman, Rev. W. W. Peters to preach the 
sermon, Rev. James Bearss, Mr. Howard Fogleman to charge the 
minister, Mr. C. Almon Mclver, and Mr. Duncan Mackenzie. 

3. To ordain and install Mr. M. M. Foust as pastor of the Cumnock, 
Farmville and Gulf Presbyterian Churches. Time, July 30, 1961, 
2:00 P.M. in the Gulf Church. 

Rev. Lee Willingham, Chairman 

Rev. Louie V. Andrews invited to preach 

Rev. Marion Murray, charge the congregation 

Mr. M. C. Foust, charge the minister 

Rev. J. W. Walkup 

Mr. John Lewis 

Mr. William Rogers 

4. To ordain and install Mr. Roy K. Patteson, Jr., as pastor of the 
Meadowside Presbyterian Church, July 30th, 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman, charge the congregation 

Rev. Earl Woodall, to preach 

Rev. Irving Birdseye, to charge the pastor 

Mr. Carl Rich 

Mr. Charles Connelly 

Mr. Norvell Cline 

5. To install Rev. A. V. Ray pastor of the Smyrna and Wentworth 
Churches, July 30th, 1961, 7:30 P.M., Smyrna Church. 

Rev. T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 

Rev. W. M. Baker to preach 

Rev. Robert L. Turner, to charge pastor 

Mr. Willie Rakestraw, to charge the congregations 

Mr. John Flynn 

Mr. Paul Miller 

6. To install Rev. Joseph S. Jones pastor of Bethlehem and Efland 
Churches, August 6, 11:00 A.M., Bethlehem Church. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman 

Rev. W. M. Baker to preach 

Rev. R. J. McMullen, to charge pastor 

Mr. Durward Stokes, to charge congregations 

Mr. Clarence D. Jones 

Mr. Wilson Efland 

7. To install Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Th. D., pastor of the Brent- 
wood Church, September 10th, 7:30 P.M. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work, Rev. W. W. Peters, 
has assigned the parts. 

8. To install Rev. James E. Wood pastor of the Riverview Church, 
September 17th, 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman, charge the Minister 
Rev. R. H. Stone to preach 

Rev. T. Henry Patterson, to charge the congregation 



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Rev. J. S. Cook 
Mr. Henry Shelton 
Mr. Jack Thomas 

COURTESY COMMITTEE 

The Courtesy Committee acting on behalf of Orange Pres- 
bytery expresses our deep appreciation for the hospitality 
of the Milton and Red House Churches. Most especially do 
we thank the officers and the ladies for their graciousness 
and their generous serving of the noon meal. Rev. William 
E. Massey, Jr., Chairman. The report was adopted. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The Clerk gave the second reading of the following Manual 
change. "GENERAL POLICIES, 1. Meetings of Presbytery 
shall be held on the third Thursday of the months of April, 
July and January, and on the second Thursday of Septem- 
ber." The change was adopted. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The time and place of the next meeting was announced as 
September 14, 1961 at the First Church, Burhngton. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which the Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. William E. Lytch. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, 

Stated Clerk, Pro Tern 
and Permanent Clerk 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The history of both the town of Milton and the Presbyterian Church 
is replete with interesting facts and traditions. Most of the latter have 
more than a kernel of truth in them. 

The town itself was incorporated in 1796 and grew to be quite a thriv- 
ing center of trade and industry; in fact, by 1850 was the shopping center 
for a radius of many miles. 

By 1823, the townspeople decided to organize a community church. 
Services were held in the Milton Academy with various visiting ministers 
conducting the services. In 1826 the people wanted a denominational church 
so, on a Saturday morning, those who had $4.00 could vote and when the 
final count was made, there were 38 votes for Presbyterian and 8 for 
Episcopalian. 

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Milton Presbyterian Church. A frame building was erected on the hill 
near the cemetery at the cost of $800.00, nearly half of which was raised 
by the Female Fragment Society, a group of ladies who made and sold bits 
of dainty work. 

Rev. James Douglas was the first regular pastor and we have him to 
thank for his recording the early history of the Church in the old Session 
book. 

It was not long before the congregation felt the need of a larger church 
and in 1837 the present brick structure was erected. It is reported that 
the bricks were made from local clay. If you could go into the attic you 
would see the large hand-hewn rafters and beams held together with 
wooden pegs. 

At the time of erection of the church, one of the largest donors was a 
crippled lady who had to come to church in a wheel chair. She did not 
want to have to be taken up the steps, so the building was built with the 
entrance on the road level. Since that time, the State Highway Depart- 
ment has raised and paved the old road, leaving the church below the street 
level. The concrete steps which mount to the street are a recent addition. 

Our most prized possession is the set of hand-made pews which were 
made right here in Milton by Tom Day, a West Indian furniture maker 
who had his shop in the old Yellow Tavern building, the second brick build- 
ing east of the church which has been standing for ai)out 230 years. 

The story seems to be authentic that Day made and gave these pews to 
the Church. The story is that Tom had married a free Negrees (1827) and 
when they wanted to join the church, (1841) he did not want to sit in slave 
balcony with the slaves, so he made the proposition to the congregation 
that he would make the pews for the church if he and his wife could be 
allowed to sit downstairs. The old folks used to point to the left front pew, 
as you face the pulpit, where Tom and Acquilla Day used to sit in the 
worship service. 

The center partition is a relic of the old days when the men and women 
sat on opposite sides of the Church, a custom long since discarded in most 
churches. There are still a half dozen clay pottery cuspidors which lined 
the aisles on the men's side. 

The handsome rosewood pulpit is hand made and is thought to be the 
work of Tom Day. The pulpit furniture is quite old but we have no record 
of its purchase. It is very similar to the type furniture that was popular 
about 1840. 

Two silver Communion Goblets were given to the Church in 1846 and 
were in constant use for over 100 years, even though individual cups were 
introduced. Some of the good old members refused to "take Communion" 
from the *'new fangled cups." The interior and exterior of the Church, 
except for painting and repairing, remain virtually the same as when first 
built. The basement, once used as a school room has recently been reno- 
vated by the men of the church who laid a new concrete floor, installed new 
windows and walls. 

Never a large Church, the active membership remains in the 60's but 
we are proud of the very high percentage who are regular in attendance 
at the morning worship every second and fourth Sunday. 

BRIEF SKETCH OF HISTORY OF RED HOUSE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

In 1754, Hugh McAden was licensed to preach by New Castle (Penn.) 
Presbytery and appointed a missionary to the South, leaving on 3 June 
1755. Mr. McAden reached the borders of this State about 1 August 1755 
and preached his first sermon in North Carolina on 3 August 1755 at the 
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of Mr. Debow and he says, "I made ten miles to the Chapel on South Hico, 
when I preached to a number of people and some Presbyterians." This 
Chapel was in the locality of the later organized Middle Hico Presbyterian 
Church. Old records show that there was a congregation here in 1756 and 
Hanover Presbytery met at Middle Hico in 1766. 

The first resident pastor was Rev. McAden, who served from 1768 until 
his death on 20 January 1781. 

The first session was composed of Col. Archibald Murphey, James Wil- 
son and John McCain. Other names mentioned in the early records included 
Jeffries, Waltons and Raineys. Descendants of McAden, Wilson, Murphey, 
Jeffries and Raineys still worship at Red House. 

The first building was set on fire and burned by troops of Lord Corn- 
wallis, who camped on the Church grounds. The fire was extinguished by 
alert citizens. There is no record of the second building except the dates 
on the cornerstone of the present Sanctuary. The third building was 
erected in 1809. On 1 September 1918, the present building was dedicated 
to God as a house of worship with a sermon by the Rev. D. I. Craig and 
dedicatory prayer by the Pastor, Rev. N. R. Claytor. 

The services have always included expounding of Scriptures, singing of 
psalms and preaching of the doctrine. During the time of slavery the slaves 
attended the services and the pews in the back of the Church were reserved 
for them. The third Sunday afternoon was set aside for services for the 
Negro people. Rev. Boswell Benjamin Palmer, a Negro minister and mem- 
ber of Orange Presbytery, often attended services here. After the War 
Between the States, he preached at Palmer's Chapel located nearby and 
organized it with the assistance of Red House. 

In 1892, Gilead Presbyterian Church was organized and some members 
of Red House transferred their membership. Milton and Red House have 
long worked together in the furtherance of God's work and were served 
jointly by many of their ministers. Rev. N. H. Harding assisted in estab- 
lishing the Yanceyville Church. Rev. S. A. Stanfield was instrumental in 
founding the Roxboro Church in 1858. His descendants are still faithfully 
serving the Red House and Milton Churches. October 7, 1956, Red House 
celebrated its 200th Anniversary. The sermon was preached by Rev. Benja- 
min L. Rose, D. D., a descendant of Rev. Hugh McAden. 

MINISTERS WHO HAVE SERVED AT RED HOUSE 



Hugh McAden 


1768-1781 




1841- 


-1845 




1790-1801 


S. A. Stanfield 


. 1848- 


-1873 


Hugh Shaw 


1803-1809 


T. W. Faucette 


, . 1875- 


-1893 


James Morrison. . . . 


. .1810 


M. McG. Shields. . 


. . .1893- 


-1894 


William Nivoney 




P. C. Morton 


, , 1896- 


-1897 




1812-1813 


Jas. Evans 


1897- 


-1904 


A. D. Montgomery. 


.1822-1827 


E. H. Harding. . . 


1904- 


-1910 




1832-1836 


(Son of N. H. Harding) 




J. W. Powers 


1828 


N. R. Claytor , , 


1913- 


-1924 


George Terrell .... 


1829 


W. S. Milne 


. .1925 




Alexander Waits . . 


.1831-1832 


N. R. Claytor 


1926- 


-1949 


N. H. Harding 


, 1838-1840 


W. H. Abbott.... 


. .1950 


1951 




W. L. Hodgkin . . , 


1953- 


-1960 



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THE CENTENNIAL SERVICE COMMEMORATING 
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF LIFE AND SERVICE OF 
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 

1861 - 1961 




THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOURTH ADJOURNED 

MEETING 

of 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1770 - 1961 

and 

THE SIXTY FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 
of 

THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
1898 - 1961 

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, North Carolina 
SEPTEMBER 14, 1961 



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C^entenniui f-^rog^i 



MORNING SESSION 

9:00-9:30 A.M. Registration 

Prelude: A Fantasy Harold Drake 

Mr. Laurence Hedgpeth 

9:30 A.M. Call to Order 
Doxology 
Invocation 

Hymn No. 132, ''All Hail the Power of Jesus Name" 
Greetings: Rev. Jas. E. Bearss 

Report of Program Committee — Mr. Charles W. Perry 
Greetings from Presbytery — Rev. Marion J. Murray 
Report of Women of the Church — Mrs. Chas. M. Adams 
Offering: 

Solo: "How Great Thou Art" Mr. William Kirkpatrick 

Introduction of Speaker Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Address: — "Our Presbyterian Heritage" — 

Dr. Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr. 
Hymn No. 348, "Faith of our Fathers" 
Benediction 

Business Session: Men adjourn to Chapel 

Women remain in the Sanctuary 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

1:30 P.M. Call to Order 

Hymn: "Hark! the Voice of Jesus Crying" 
Prayer 

Introduction of Speaker Dr. Roy E. Watts 

Address — "Our Mission to the Nation" — 

Dr. William Taliferro Thompson 
Hymn No. 250, "Break Thou the Bread of Life" 
Communion: Dr. B. R. Lacy, Jr., Dr. Wm. T. Thompson and 

the Elders of The First Presbyterian Church 
Hymn No. 473, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" 
Benediction 

Business Session: Men adjourn to the Chapel 

Women remain in the Sanctuary 



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ADDRESS BY DR. BENJAMIN RICE LACY, JR. 
BURLINGTON, N. C. 

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Dr. Redhead, Mr. Moderator, Mothers in Israel and Sisters, Fathers and 
Brothers. In this very gracious introduction, Dr. Redhead failed to make 
one reference that was made by Paul Hodge as he presented me for the 
Pre-Easter service in his church in Danville last spring just before Easter. 
At the close of the service his wife came forward to greet me, and he said 
to her "Why was it that the congregation was amused at my presentation 
of Dr. Lacy?" She replied, "Well, dear, you said Dr. Lacy had enough 
honorary degrees to hang him, which he richly deserves." How much more 
gracious was the introduction today. Thank you, Dr. Redhead. 

It is a great pleasure to be in Orange Presbytery, in spite of the reluc- 
tance with which I accepted this invitation. My grandfather, Drury Lacy, 
came to Orange Presbytery in 1834, he died in 1884, having been a member 
of this Presbytery during all but six of those fifty years. Orange Presby- 
tery elected him as one of the four Commissioners who sat in the consti- 
tuting Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of 
America in December 1861. Dr. Redhead is correct in saying that I bear 
the name of Rice. My great-grandfather Benjamin Rice was also a mem- 
ber of this Presbytery, licensed by this Presbytery, moving on from this 
Presbytery to other areas of service. And there are other very dear ties. 
I was baptized by a member of this Presbytery, and I suppose I was a non- 
communing member of this Presbytery during the first three years of my 
life because the Presbytery of Albemarle did not come into existence until 
1889, and I was baptized in 1886. 

Your Moderator has set for me a subject, "Our Presbyterian Heritage." 
I do not know just how often the word "Heritage" occurs in the Old and 
New Testament, but very, very often. The words "inheritance" and "in- 
heritor" and "inherit" occur 257 times in the Old Testament, and 33 times 
in the New. Nearly eight times as often in the Old Testament as in the 
New. But the word "heir" occurs 20 times in the New Testament and 10 
times in the Old. The frequent use of these words shows how important 
this idea was in the thinking of those who wrote the Sacred Scriptures. 

The New Testament stresses our spiritual and eternal inheritance, and 
the material and temporal inheritance is secondary. The Old Testament 
stressed their physical and temporal inheritance, and the spiritual and 
eternal aspects of the heritage were little stressed. You will remember, 
how over and over again, they are reminded that they inherited through 
their Fathers the good land that God had given to Abraham, Isaac, and 
Jacob and which they in turn, as trustees, had transmitted to their 
descendants. And in like manner in the New Testament we have been 
given an heritage that we are to enter into, and then we are to transmit 
unto others. 

Each of the various Protestant denominations has elements peculiar to 
its inheritance. We feel, for example, that the Moravians have to an amaz- 



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ing degree an inheritance of fellowship and of interest in Foreign Missions. 
The Methodists, in their early days, a heritage of personal holiness, and 
in these latter days in social action. The Baptists are heirs of a consum- 
ing zeal and a championship of the separation of Church and State; the 
Quakers possess a serenity of life, and a deep interest in the welfare of 
the oppressed. The Episcopalians have inherited beauty of architecture 
and liturgy, and devotion to their church. And you can multiply this 
throughout other denominations. I would agree with the statement of 
your Moderator that Presbyterians are the heirs of "a great body of 
truth." The Reformed churchmen have been the Theologians of Protestant- 
ism. In the Helvetic Confession of Switzerland and in the Belgic Confes- 
sion of the Low Countries, in the Gallic Confession of France and the 
Heidelberg Catechism of Germany, and in the various Scottish and English 
Creeds which culminated in the Westminster Standards, our ecclesiastical 
forefathers have bequested to Christendom a magnificent inheritance of 
scholarship and devotion. I am not, however, going to speak particularly 
of that part of our heritage, but of two others. 

We are known as a Church which has developed and transmitted repre- 
sentative government. We are Presbyterians. Our Church is ruled by 
Presbyters in a representative form of government. Wherever there has 
been even a large minority of men and women who are trained in the Pres- 
byterian system of Polity, supported by the great doctrine of man's imme- 
diate approach to God, without human intermediary, there you can find 
representative government. We often speak of our contribution to freedom. 
The Presbyterians do not stand alone in that. The Free Thinkers of the 
early days of our Republic, Thomas Jefferson and others, rivaled the Pres- 
byterians in their insistence upon freedom from English control. This has 
been true in other ages. Also, you find in Asia and in Africa today people 
throwing off restraints but, not having been schooled in a church that has 
developed a representative form of government, they are not able to have 
representative civil government. Where you do find it is in Switzerland 
and in Holland, in Great Britain and her Colonies and in America. Gov- 
ernment of the people, by the people, and for the people has been successful 
only in those lands where Presbyterian Church government has flourished. 
Where there has been church dictatorship, whether it be by the Patriarchs 
and Archbishops of the Orthodox Church or by the Pope and Cardinal, the 
Archbishops and Bishops of the Roman Church — wherever there has been 
a hierarchal government from above — whether it be in Germany, or the 
parts of Germany that are controlled from above, whether it be in Russia, 
or in Italy or Spain, you do not find a Government of the people, for the 
people, and by the people; and if perchance the Free Thinkers have com- 
bined with the dissatisfied Catholics to throw off ecclesiastical restraint, 
as they have in France, still you find an unstable government rapidly 
revolving because it has not been schooled in this manner of rule. 

We, here in America, with our representative form of government have 
been in a singular way the heirs of Presbyterian polity. Not only were the 
Scotch-Irish and Huguenot elements in the colonies influential in the fram- 
ing of our state and national governments, but Presbyterian and Puritan 
procedure also exerted a large influence upon others. Such leaders in 
colonial Virginia as Whitaker and Blair were trained in the Puritan and 
Presbyterian tradition of the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow. The 
monument at Jamestown marking the site of the celebration of the first 
communion in America honors Robert Hunt "Presbyter." Under such influ- 
ences the Vestries in Virginia, patterned somewhat after the Sessions of 
Presbyterian churches, developed more rapidly and with greater independ- 
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lies of Virginia" wrote "The Vestries who were the intelligent and moral 
strength of the land had been trained up in the defense of their rights 
against governor and bishops, kings, queens and cabinets. They had been 
slowly fighting the battle of the Revolution for 150 years. Taxes and repre- 
sentation were only other words for election of ministers — examine the 
Vestry Books and you will find prominently there the names of Washing- 
ton, Peyton Randolph, Edmund Pendleton and hundreds of others who 
might be named as patriots of the Revolution." So, while a large portion 
of the clergy of the established church were Tories, the Vestrymen, trained 
in representative church government, furnished outstanding leaders in the 
creation of the constitution of the nation. 

An outstanding illustration of Presbyterian influence in North Carolina 
is found in Henry Patillo, a minister of the Presbytery of Orange. He was 
a member of the Congress which met in Hillsboro in 1775, and in addition 
to being Chaplain of the Congress, was elected Chairman of the Committee 
of the Whole which drew up the constitution of the Colony that was later 
to be the state of North Carolina. You can multiply these illustrations 
from this state and from others. 

Another heritage transmitted through our Presbyterian forefathers is 
that of education: it is both the fruit and support of free government. It 
is also the support and fruit of Christian culture. While the medieval 
church had created Universities and schools, a large proportion of those of 
Northern Europe were captured or created by the Reformers. This is true 
of many of the Universities of Germany, where not only literature, science, 
but theology has flourished for five centuries. The Heidelberg Catechism, 
one of the greatest statements of Reformed Theology the world has known, 
was drawn up in Heidelberg under the leadership of the professors of that 
University. 

The Dutch Universities became famous also as centers of Reformed 
culture and learning. Even more striking is the early and continuing in- 
fluence of the Swiss Universities under Reformed domination. From the 
newly created center of learning at Geneva in Calvin's day, and from the 
professors of Basil and Zurich of our day, a constant stream of theological 
literature has issued forth. Of Switzerland's seven Universities, six were 
established prior to 1557 and have flourished in all branches of knowledge 
under Reformed direction; while the Catholic University of Friburg was 
founded as late as 1879. The Scottish picture is equally as graphic; her 
three Universities in existence at the beginning of the Reformation: Aber- 
deen, St. Andrews and Glasgow, were seized and strengthened by the 
Reformers, while that of Edinburgh was established by them. What an 
amazing contribution the Universities of these two small nations have made 
to the spread of religion and learning throughout the world ! 

Look now at America and you see how at Harvard, Yale, Princeton 
and Brown, at Hampden-Sydney, Washington and Lee and other colleges, 
this Protestant, and particularly this Presbyterian element, led in the field 
of education. In North Carolina we find the same thing. Who in Orange 
Presbytery has failed to do honor to David Caldwell, and who in Orange 
and Concord Presbyteries has not done honor to Samuel McCorkle, and to 
others who established the classical schools which were forerunners of the 
universities and of educational development in North Carolina. When 
ground was broken for the erection of the first building at the University, 
Dr. McCorkle, the only minister who was a member of the corporation, 
preached the sermon. Standing at Chapel Hill in the open air on that 
momentous day in 1793 he used as his text "Except the Lord build the 



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house, they labor in vain that build it." Here are a few of his pregnant 
words "Knowledge is liberty and law. When the clouds of ignorance are 
dispelled by the radiance of knowledge, power trembles; but the authority 
of law remains inviolate. May this hill be for religion as ancient Zion, and 
for literature and the muses may it surpass the ancient Parnassus." 

Two of the early professors were agnostics, a condition which handi- 
capped the infant institution, but soon Joseph Caldwell, a licentiate of the 
Presbytery of Brunswick was secured as head of the College. Ordained 
by the Presbytery of Orange he transformed the tone and temper of the 
new institution, and placed the stamp of his personality upon its character, 
and is rightly named as the father of the University of North Carolina. 

When Dr. C. Alphonso Smith, the distinguished Presbyterian professor 
then at the University of North Carolina, listed along with Dr. Caldwell 
among the Presbyterians who had made a great contribution to education 
in North Carolina Elisha Mitchell and Calvin Wiley I did not know that 
Mitchell, the great scientist for whom our highest mountain is named, was 
an ordained minister in the Presbytery of Orange, or that Wiley, the father 
of public education of this state was likewise an ordained minister of 
Orange Presbytery. These are but two of a multitude in this Presbytery 
and Synod who have played their part in transmitting the heritage of edu- 
cation to the oncoming generations before the constitution of our Southern 
Presbyterian church in 1861. 

In North Carolina the dual heritage of representative government and 
education were preserved, enhanced and transmitted in part by men and 
women of the same faith. Indeed during the terrible days of the War Be- 
tween the States it was to a man of Presbyterian heritage. Governor Zebulon 
Baird Vance, that this state looked for leadership, and after the war turned 
to the same man to save it from anarchy. During the days of reconstruc- 
tion, which was a part of the travail and pain through which our church, 
as a separate organization was born, this state was presided over and its 
policy directed by this man Vance. In other days of crisis in our history 
Presbyterian governors such as Thomas Holt, Robert Glenn, Cameron Mor- 
rison and Angus McLean led our state. These were worthy followers of the 
heroes of Mecklenburg, and of Henry Patillo of Orange. 

Do I need to point out to you a similar succession of Presbyterians 
leading our state in the field of education? One has but to look at the part 
played by Ed Alderman, Francis Venable, Ed Kidder Graham and Frank 
Graham, all of whom presided over the destinies of the University, and 
such men as Charles D. Mclver, Charles Phillips and Charles Alfonso 
Smith and many others to catch the point. Add to these the part played 
by men like Robert H. Morrison and the two Martins: William Joseph, Jr. 
and Sr., and the galaxy of men who built Davidson; together with those 
who played their part in the founding and expansion of Queens, Peace, 
Flora Macdonald, the Presbyterian Junior College, Mitchell, and now in 
our own day St. Andrews. This gives some idea of this element of our 
heritage and its trustees. 

Let us turn now to a heritage which we share with all Christians. An 
inheritance of which these others are but a part. The complete inheritance 
is Salvation, or worded differently, it is the Kingdom of God. To this we 
are heirs, whether we achieve the secondary elements of our inheritance; 
for many have died before they could enter into their heritage of free gov- 
ernment and education. The entering into and transmission of Salvation 
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reveal the effort made by your forefathers in giving to others *'an inher- 
itance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away." This could 
be discovered if time permitted a careful survey of the part Orange Pres- 
bytery has played in evangelism here in our own territory and in other 
parts of the Synod. As we look back 100 years w^e are struck immediately 
by the intensity of the birth pangs of our Church. It is difficult to glorify 
the years 1861 to 1865, for they were dreadful years. The disruptions 
caused by war were reflected in the Minutes of Orange Presbytery. When 
Presbytery met in 1861 commissions to organize churches in Thomasville, 
Haw River and Lacy Mills reported, and one was set up to organize the 
church in Winston-Salem. This was the meeting at which Jacob Henry 
Smith introduced, on the 3rd day, a Resolution which commended to all the 
Presbyteries in the Confederate States of America the organization of 
themselves into a General Assembly. Presbytery even in such critical days 
showed its interest in the education of men for the ministry for in the 
Resolution renouncing the authority of the General Assembly USA it stated 
that Presbytery "Does not thereby disown its claim on Princeton's Seminary 
to the funds of the Female Scholarship of Orange Presbytery." 

In the fall meeting of the same year they elected their commissioners 
to the Assembly: Ministers Dalton and Lacy, Elders Phillips and Lindsey. 

They were brave words which our first Assembly nailed to their flag: 
"Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." But 
their missionaries could not get past the blockade, and foreign missions 
was confined largely to the support of few people already on the field. 
This support became increasingly difficult because of the depreciation of 
the Confederate currency. To compensate, they turned to missions among 
the Indians as part of their foreign missions enterprise. As far as domestic 
missions are concerned, religious work in the Army absorbed much of the 
resources in men and money of the church in the Confederacy. At the 
meeting of the Synod of North Carolina in 1863 J. L. Wilson, the head of 
our domestic mission, and Beverly T. Lacy, Jackson's Chaplain, came to 
the Synod asking for two things : That missionaries be sent to every brig- 
ade of the Army of the Confederate States, and that funds be raised to 
educate the children of deceased soldiers. 

At the end of the four years of war the Synod which in 1861 counted 
92 ministers, 180 churches and 15,000 members had lost 2,000 members. 
Many, if not most, of these 2,000 were young men who had been killed or 
had died in the service. Meanwhile an amazing event had taken place in 
the Army of the Confederate States of America, namely, a great revival 
had spread from company to regiment, to brigade, to division, to corps 
and to Army, which deeply affected many of the soldiers who later re- 
turned to Orange Presbytery and the Synod to play their part as redeemed 
men in creating a new life among the Presbyterian churches. 

Dr. R. F. Campbell referred to the years of war and reconstruction as 
"the period of blight." Of the 24 men who were members of the class of 
1859 at Union Seminary, 16 served in the Army either as Chaplains or in 
the line. Four of these were killed, a tremendous percentage, yet those who 
remained constituted a remnant that in after years helped to rebuild the 
church. I personally owe a great spiritual debt to tw^o who participated 
in this revival: W. S. Lacy, my uncle, an artilleryman and Chaplain under 
Jackson, and G. B. Strickler, an infantry captain under Jackson and my 
professor of Theology. Time fails to tell you of others whose memory 
should be preserved, such as, Ephriam H. Harding, (w^hom Davidson men 
knew as the father of "Dicky" Harding), Lachlin Vass, W. D. Morton, 



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James M. Wharey, H. G. Hill, J. W. Primrose, J. H. Thornwell, Jr., Charles 
M. Payne and others. These men wrought valiantly for our post-war 
church. Their endeavors were supported by lay Confederate veterans who 
also had found Christ in the camp and on the field of battle. 

The Synod of 1876 coincided with the emergence of the State from 
Reconstruction. The Synod appointed a "Committee on Aggression." Fathers 
and brethren, I repeat "A Committee on Aggression." Do we not need an 
aggressive mission today? That Synod voted to employ evangelists; it 
urged her mmisters to be more active in evangelism; and to preach popular 
sermons; it attempted to awaken its Elders; it inculcated systematic giving 
that would support such an aggressive program. Later came the Conven- 
tion of 1888 when Jacob Henry Smith again came to the front and Home 
Missions was again stressed. Orange Presbytery, which stretched to the 
Atlantic Ocean said "The work is too great for us with 44 counties, 20 of 
which have no Presbyterian Churches in them." Seventeen of these counties 
were east of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. In the territory now occu- 
pied by Albemarle Presbytery there were reported in 1860, 221 Presby- 
terian members — 131 in Washington and 80 m New Bern. Goldsboro, 
which had been organized the year before, made no report. I regret that 
time forbids a full contrast of our Synod in 1860 and in 1960. A few fea- 
tures are these: That in 1860 although Synod meetings were much longer, 
its members were concerned with the matters that lay immediately before 
it. In 1960 they listened to the reports of 25 Councils, Conferences and 
Committees. 'I'he Church was at work through these committees and to 
catch even a glimpse of what she is doing one must visualize the work 
which such committees as these accomplish. Visualize such committees as 
these, and others: Higher Education, World Missions and Home Missions. 

However, to discover our real heritage we must turn from Presbytery 
and Synod to the churches themselves. Take for example a small church 
such as Milton and Red House. It was one of the most generous churches 
m 1860. The First Presbyterian Church of Danville and the church in 
Clarksville, Virginia, which were members of Orange Presbytery in 1860 
were children of Milton. Such churches as Howard Memorial of Tarboro, 
of which our late friend Chester Alexander was a pastor, owes much to 
its inception and life to the Milton church. The same is true of the great 
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. It is impossible to measure the sup- 
port Foreign Missions has received from those who had themselves received 
their Presbyterian heritage from this small Presbyterian Church. I speak 
gratefully because the Chair of Foreign Missions at Union Theological 
Seminary was endowed by a couple of devoted Presbyterians who received 
their Presbyterian Inheritance from this same church. Or take a larger 
church: look close at hand and here sits Jack Redhead, one of the five 
ministers who in the last century served as pastor of this church. The 
others were Jacob Henry Smith 1859-1897; Egbert Watson Smith 1897- 
1905; Milton Clark 1906-1916; Charles F. Myers 1916-1945, and John Red- 
head since 1945. I don't want you to see just Jacob Henry Smith and Jack 
Redhead, and the ministers who served between them; I want you to see 
all of these men, women and children who constituted, and constitute today, 
the membership of that church. Many have gone forth from her to make 
their impact elsewhere upon the world. Or let us look at this church in 
which we worship, the First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. I can not 
go back 100 years because it was not organized 100 years ago. I go back 
to 1900 when the Rev. O. G. Jones came here to be followed by M. C. 
Arrowwood, by Donald Mclver, by W. R. Potter, by Rupert McGregor and 
by Chester Alexander. Visualize what has taken place for Christ and His 
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men and women who labored with them that others might receive the in- 
heritance among all those who are sanctified by Faith in Jesus Christ. 

Let us conclude by going back 151 years and catch a message from a 
young licentiate of this Presbytery. On the 28th day of September 1810 
Benjamin Holt Rice, my great-grandfather, wrote in the little note book 
which I have in my possession "Licensed by Orange Presbytery to preach 
the Gospel of Christ — May God give him wisdom and grace to glorify God 
and to win souls to Christ." On the back, the first sermon he preached at 
the University. On the inside in the back in the same handwriting and at 
the same time he wrote. Will you listen, this was 1810 and we are in 1961. 
A young man of 24 the flying role wherein is written, "Moaning, lamenta- 
tion, and woe passes swiftly over the nations. I hear the portentious roar- 
ing of wild misrules. I see approaching the cloud of desolation, which is 
to rain down upon the slumbering churches its tempest of brimstone and 
salt. My heart is pained within me." "For myself," he writes, this young 
lad, "For myself an atom in the sum of things. God can do as well without 
me as with me. The paramount desire of my soul is to proclaim the Saviour 
whom I hope to meet in the clouds of heaven and assist in raising up souls 
for glory." But he was an atom. Little did he dream, as he wrote that, the 
way in which we would interpret that today. Each of us is an atom, small 
and insignificant. God can do as well without us as with us. But the power 
of God is released through these atoms, through the women and men of 
Orange Presbytery and of our church generally. We shall bring to bear in 
peace and in love the great power beyond all nuclear power, beyond all 
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DR. W. T. THOMPSON'S ADDRESS TO THE CENTENNIAL 
CELEBRATION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
SEPTEMBER 14, 1961, BURLINGTON FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Mr. Moderator, Fathers and Brethren. I did not know how to address 
the other part of the audience, the major part, until I heard Dr. Lacy say, 
"Mothers in Israel." I like that. Dr. Watts and I have been friends for a 
long time and what he said was said out of the kindness of his heart, but 
I don't quite understand why he connected me with a moving picture actor. 
I don't think I am going to put on a show this afternoon. I am going to 
do something that I very rarely have done. I am going to read, I am going 
to read because I can read faster than I can speak and I have reduced 
what I have prepared by half and still there is too much. In the second 
place, I want to be sure that I say what I intended to say and sometimes 
when you speak rather than read, you don't do that. In the third place, I 
might just as well confess that when you pass 75 you can't get into your 
mind just as well what you want to say as you did when you were younger. 

Greatly do I appreciate being asked to have a part in this celebration. 
May I go back and say, that there is sadness in my heart and yet happiness 
as I stand in this pulpit. I was here often, I loved Dr. Alexander. I have 
a feeling of lostness that he is not here and yet happiness because I know 
that in a sense he is here, and that he is rejoicing with us in this celebra- 
tion. Greatly do I appreciate being asked to have a part in this Centennial 
Celebration. I count it both an honor and a privilege to be here at this time 
as I have had a long and blessed relation to Orange Presbytery. From 1910 
when I entered the ministry until this hour, with the exception of six years 
when I went astray, serving in Knoxville and Mobile, I have been an 
Orange man. Dr. Lacy was a member of Orange Presbytery when he was 
born but he could not help it. I am a member of Orange Presbytery by 
choice. It surprised me when I began to think of this, to realize that I had 
been a Minister in the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. for slightly more 
than half the hundred years we are remembering today. It is hard to keep 
from reminiscing — comparing the church when I began my ministry with 
it now. There may be a hint of it as I go along. 

''The memory of the past is the inspiration of the future." The heroic 
figures, some of whom we have over-idealized, the faith, the vision, the 
courage and sacrifices, of both people and ministers challenge us to the 
same kind of purpose and life that were theirs. To recall yesterday is to 
stir us to renew our efforts. 

But while this is true and while they give us guidance, they would not 
have us walk slavishly in their footsteps, and we do not feel that any 
changes, any advances we may make to meet the conditions we face in 
our day, is a criticism of their way of life or thought. We stand on their 
shoulders. We may see a bit farther, more clearly and somewhat differ- 
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knowledge in fields unknown to them is available to us and technological 
developments, which they could not even imagine, have profoundly affected 
the society in which we live. May I use an illustration, a cartoon in a 
current magazine, two men are looking enviously at a man riding by in 
a luxurious carriage. One says to the other, "He will never have to worry, 
his father owns the biggest buggy-whip factory in the world." 

"New occasions teach new duties," new ways of thinking, new methods 
of workmg. We must be open-doored to what our day is saying to us; 
against the background of what they thought and felt and achieved, we 
must ask what would Christ have us to do as we confront the time in 
which we live? When we, as they, face the threat of war not on a national 
but on a world basis. Dr. Lacy has brought to us the lift, the inspiration 
which moves us to become and do. I shall try, therefore, to be somewhat 
practical. You would expect this of me as for 36 years I taught in the 
Practical Department and for several years I was the Practical Depart- 
ment m Union Theological Seminary. 

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH? 

I. First, the Mission of the Church is to be the Church. It is certain 
that the Church is a Divine Institution. It is not just another club, or 
social organization or group endeavoring to improve the welfare of those 
who have been unfortunate; a body of men and women drawn together 
because they are congenial, or held together by some common interest; an 
organization in competition with the Country Club, the Woman's Club, the 
Rotary, P.T.A., or multiplied social agencies which offers people only the 
same opportunities for fellowship, recreation, intellectual stimulus, and 
service which they can find elsewhere in the community. It is not an organi- 
zation to be joined lightly and to be adhered to only for a season. 

A. The Church's uniqueness is in its relationship to God. Again and 
again Paul refers to it as "The Church of God." It originated in the mind 
and heart of God and was brought into being by God's wisdom and power 
and love through His redemptive act in Christ. It belongs to Mim. It is 
the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 

The Church is also the Church of Christ. It is the Bride of Christ; it 
is the Body of Christ. Christ is the Chief Cornerstone, the Head of the 
Church. He loved the Church and gave Himself for it. He calls it "My 
Church" and He has a right to call it that. 

It is an age-old church. Its roots run back into O. T. times, having its 
beginning in the Covenant made with Abraham and in a sense recreated 
in the N. T. days by the Holy Spirit as He descended upon those "who 
were all with one accord in one place", at Pentecost. Today no man can 
really be a part of the Church except he be born again of the Holy Spirit. 
The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews says flatly, "No man can call 
Christ Lord today but by the Holy Spirit." It is the Holy Spirit's Church. 
It is God's Church, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What more could God 
do to make the Church undoubtedly His? 

It belongs to Him, it is not mine; it is not yours. It does not belong to 
the Session or the Diaconate, or to any other organization of men and 
women, to any strong minded individual members no matter how rich 
socially, or politically prominent, or how long they have been related to 
the Church, or how nobly they have served it. It does not belong to the 
congregation as a whole no matter how small or how large. It is His 
Church, and we who are in it are His. Presbyterians with their belief in 
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B. The Church's uniqueiiess is seen further in the relation of its mem- 
bers to each other. The fact that the Church is composed of a group of 
people who are called upon to love God with all their hearts must mean 
that their hearts run together in love for each other. They are commanded 
to love each other. Certainly the second great commandment, "Thou Shalt 
love thy neighbor as thyself" must apply with special force and meaning 
to those in the Church who, in theory at least, have responded to the com- 
mand to love God. John writing to Christians in his First Epistle tells that 
''we must love one another as He gave us commandment." Without the 
commandment this should be true. Hear Him again, "If God so loved us 
we ought also to love one another." 

But our relationship to Christ goes deeper than any purpose or will 
on our part. We are in Christ whether we realize it or not. His life is in 
us. He is in us. We are members of His body. The Church is not a machine 
in which we are cogs, not an organization into which we have to be fitted. 
It is an organism, a brotherhood. It is referred to as the fellowship of 
Christ or of the Holy Spirit. 

We are beginning to see this more clearly today and there is constant 
reference to the fact that the Church is a Covenant Community, a redemp- 
tive fellowship, a brotherhood of believers, the Body of Christ. The picture 
is of a group of men and women who constitute a real unity in their Lord, 
who is the center in which their lives are knit together. They are the people 
of God who bear each other's burdens. The strong bearing the infirmities 
of those who are weak, striving to bring the weak to the place where they 
can carry their own burdens, and become able to stretch out a hand to 
someone who is stumbling. In honor we must prefer one another, no unholy 
ambition, no striving for high place, should mark the Church. We differ 
about some things, of course, rightly frank with each other but always 
speaking the truth in love, the kind of love that is characterized by Paul 
m the 13th of Corinthians. 

C. The tests or mark of a Church, therefore, are not the dominance of 
its location, the magnificence or adequacy of its buildings, the number on 
its roll, the prominence of its members in the economic, professional, or 
political life of the community, the multiplicity of its activities and meet- 
ings and the number engaged in, or attending them, the impressiveness of 
its budget, nor its high place in the history of its denomination or city 
but in the devotion of its members to Christ, their singleminded desire to 
find and do His will, their willingness to sacrifice for His Cause, their 
warm, unselfish, helpful relationship to each other, so that outsiders ob- 
serving them will say in wonder as men said about the early Church, "Be- 
hold how these Christians love one another." Has the church as you have 
known it been His Church in this sense? Has she fulfilled this part of her 
mission, as Christ sees it? Is the Church you serve or to which you belong 
His Church? Nelsferre says, "We must be wholly committed to Christ, and 
wholly uncommitted to anything else." Is that your Church? And mine? 
Is it truly a brotherhood without friction or jealousy; each rejoicing in 
the others success, no one acting like the elder brother? Let me leave 
this question with you, for your church. 

II. In the second place, the Church's Mission is not just to grow 
within itself, to develop its members in the richest way, it must bring 
others into its fellowship. If we love God with all our heart and really 
love our neighbors, then without any command, not just compelled by a 
sense of duty, our purpose and our joy must be to bring God and our 
neighbors together. If we have any sense of sin, any burden of guilt, any 
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redemption, its forgiveness and cleansing and the restoration it brings of 
fellowship with God the Father through Christ, we must have something 
of Paul's intense sense of debtorship; his feeling of obligation to give 
others this Salvation which had meant life to him. We watched our minis- 
ter's son being slowly mastered by leukemia. If we had found a remedy, 
had seen that implacable disease halted, defeated, and the return of 
abounding vigor; in our joy and gratitude could we have refrained from 
telling others, suffering from that dread illness? That new life could be 
theirs, too, in the treatment that we had found so effective. What ingrates, 
what reprobates we should be if we had kept silent for without our word 
to them they would die? 

Christians talk little today about the passion for souls, about being on 
fire to save men. We feel that is the terminology of yesterday, but whether 
or not we use the old terms; if we have come to know Christ our hearts 
must be restless and unhappy unless we seek the lost. "LOST!" We shy 
away from that word. It is old fashioned, but if God's revelation is true, 
and if not, no one has any hope, those without Christ are lost. No matter 
how we change or soft pedal that word, they are LOST. Perhaps we do 
not speak because Christ has meant so little to us and we have nothing 
to offer, or if we do speak what we say has little or no persuasive power 
on others because as they associate with us from day to day they cannot 
believe from the way we live that our Lord has done much for us, can 
therefore mean anything to them. The late Dick Sheppard, whose life spoke 
so eloquently of Christ, said, "Christianity does not consist in abstaining 
from doing what no gentleman would think of doing, but it consists in 
doing things unlikely to occur to anyone who is not in touch with the Spirit 
of Christ." By this test, would we convince others that we had been walk- 
ing with Christ and that He had changed our heart? Does not Christ expect 
of us something extra, or plus? Did He not say to His followers: "Except 
your righteousness exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees?" 
and further He said, "Ye shall know them by their fruits." He felt that 
it was fair to judge man and Him by the fruit they bore in the new life. 

Men looking at us see not just us, individual members, but the Church 
we represent. Is it manifestly a true Church; evidently a real brotherhood? 
Does our witness gain support and attractiveness because of the fine char- 
acter of the Church to which we belong? In that moving book, "Towards 
the Conversion of England" there is this strong sentence set in black 
letters, "Ultimately the evidence for the credibility of the Gospel in the 
eyes of the world must be the quality of the life manifested by the Church 
which the world cannot find elsewhere." Nietzsche said long ago, "Chris- 
tians will have to look more redeemed if people are to believe in their 
Redeemer." We have prayed for a revival. Can it come unless our lives 
are different, better? Is not this the reason there has been no great in- 
gathering in the Presbyterian Church? Surely something must be wrong 
with us. We had the lowest number of additions on Profession of Faith 
last year that we have had in five years ; the smallest net gain. Orange Presby- 
tery received on Profession of Faith last year 642, lost through transfer, 
death and other reasons 1196. While throughout the Assembly there was 
one addition for every 32.3 members. Bad enough ! In Orange one for every 
36 members. Statistics are cold. They do not stir the heart, yet at times 
they should condemn until it hurts; should solemnize us and create a sense 
of guilt and a new determination. All is not well in our Church. 

III. Third, the Mission of the Church is to help create the kind of 
society in which the two great commandments can find their fulfillment; 
in which it will be easier for people to know and love God and love their 
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A. We raise no question about the obligation we have in our face-to- 
face relation with our neighbor. We do not always see clearly just what 
we should do, but we know that the Christian ethic should govern us. The 
Parable of the Good Samaritan would compel us to help anyone who had 
been bruised and broken and thrown aside by society. And the picture 
drawn by Christ of the Great Judgment would move us to hold a cup of 
cold water to feverish lips; to visit those who are sick and in prison, and 
to aid, as we can, any one in need. The Ten Commandments speak to us 
in thunder tones. Dr. George McDonald, who meant so much to C. S. Lewis, 
wrote, "Religion and life are one thing or neither is anything." 

B. However, there is doubt in the minds of some about the responsi- 
bility of the Church and the individual Christian, for the kind of society 
in tvhich our neighbor has to live. But does not the study of the Bible 
and Social Sciences make it plain that our neighbor is a social being and 
is profoundly influenced for good or ill by the group and culture in which 
h's lot is cast? It is certain that unemployment, low wages, poverty, bad 
housing, crowding, lack of proper educational opportunities, a high crime 
rate, pressure to gamble, or steal or drink, poor police protection, justice 
unequally administered, will make it harder for some to understand our 
Gospel and accept Christ, and for others to live in harmony with His Will. 
Illustrations just crowd into our minds at once. We see that girl who is 
always hungry, wondering how God can be love, and that taxi driver 
who has to be on the streets seven days a week with no chance to attend 
Ch'irch with his family, working as he does, only barely able to support 
those loved ones of his. Has this nothing to say to us who are commanded 
to love our neighbor as ourselves? 

The command is positive. It calls us to do something about society into 
which has been built the pride, the selfishness, the greed, the cruelty, the 
lust for profits of generations of people, even Christian people. We cannot 
escape this commandment, our obligation as Christians. Dr. Martin in his 
fine little book on prayer rightly states, "To pray, 'give us this day our 
daily bread,' involves politics, economics, social planning and international 
relationships." Can we pray that prayer together Sunday by Sunday and 
lift no voice against the society that debases and destroys persons made 
in the image of God; make no endeavor to change it? Some one has said 
that not to try to change a society that is evil, is to share in that evil. 
To do nothing is sin. Perhaps that is too strong, but does not our indiffer- 
ence, our supineness tend to justify Karl Marx's assertion that "Religion 
is the opiate of the people" as it makes him think that factory worker 
walking in shoes that are falling to pieces among the lordly houses in a 
swank suburb feel content with his dilapidated home, for he has a mansion 
in the skies. And leaves the man of large wealth who owns one of these 
modern palaces undisturbed over the condition of those who live in his 
crowded mill village, because he has made his peace with God and is hon- 
ored by the Church? Isn't his name on a plaque conspicuously displayed at 
the entrance of the new Educational Building? 

Luther says, "If you regenerate men, society will be regenerated", but 
that is not certain unless men see the need to change society, feel strongly 
about it, and are willing to pay the price for changing it. It is not certain 
that if you regenerate men and give them a knowledge of personal ethics 
only you will change society. But don't misunderstand me, it is certain 
that unless men are regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit, society 
will not be changed. How are you going to have a new society with the 
same old people? If we feel that we cannot be happy with things as they 
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"What shall we say, what shall we do?" The individual Christian needs 
help. You and I are limited by our background, by our meager knowledge 
of the Bible, and the findings of various researchers, by the prejudices 
which are a part and an inevitable part, of our family and group experi- 
ences. We must sit down with brethren in our Church, especially those 
whose experience and outlook differ from ours, and study the Bible and the 
Social Sciences with as much open mindedness and courage and honesty 
as we can muster, in all humility depending upon the Holy Spirit for 
guidance. 

Beyond what we can learn by our study in these small groups in the 
local Church is our need for help from some Committee chosen from the 
whole church for their special knowledge, wisdom and consecration who 
will give time to the consideration of the acute problem which confronts 
us. And should we not also have the judgment of the Church courts. Pres- 
bytery, Synod and Assembly, as they study the reports of these special 
committees and pass them on to us in resolutions? 

It is the genius of the Presbyterian Church, and how I glory in what 
Dr. Lacy said this morning, "That it does not bind the conscience of the 
individual member," yet it is of the essence of our Church that the in- 
dividual member give thoughtful consideration to the findings of the Church 
Courts and follow them when we can. The Covenant Life Curriculum, of 
which we shall hear much in the near future, realizing the difficulty the 
Courts and the individuals must face, states "It is proper for the Church 
Court to speak to the Church and to the world on social issues as led to 
do so by the Holy Spirit. Any condition which affects the welfare of 
persons rightly comes under the purview of these bodies. Such pronounce- 
ments will not be popular." Let me add, will not be popular unless they 
are in agreement with our long, deep rooted ideas, should I say convictions. 
Life would be much simpler if the Church had the right to dictate our con- 
duct, or if God would speak to us with an audible voice, but we have to 
be free if we are to be moral and God's true children. 

Certainly as I have indicated, if the Church as such does not give 
some direction, individual Christians should speak and act as an informed 
and dedicated conscience guides them, I should emphasize informed. I have 
underscored it, for nothing more quickly brings into disrepute an individual 
Christian, or minister, or the Church, than an action or statement that is 
not warranted by the facts. Charles Kingsley became an authority on 
sewers. When asked "Why?" he replied, "Because I believe in the Incarna- 
tion." He saw the obligation a Christian has to change an evil; he felt 
also an obligation to know the facts in the realm in which he was acting 
in Christ's name. 

I have given my life to Christ's Church. I love it. I am gravely con- 
cerned for the honor of His Church and for our Presbyterian Church. Will 
you bear with me, and I do this with hesitation, and yet with a sense 
of constraint? Will you bear with me as I say a word about the race 
question, which has been called the most desperate problem before the 
world today unless it is the destruction of mankind through atomic 
weapons? 

Little by little, trains, buses, theatres, lunch rooms, baseball parks, golf 
courses, are being integrated by law, and with them the public schools, 
colleges, and universities. How I should like to see the churches constrained 
by love, take the initiative, as one North Carolina Church has gloriously 
done, and open their doors to all classes and races on an equal basis, like- 
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as is the rising of the sun on each new day. Why should the church wait 
to be pressured? Why should the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
tarry until all the rest have acted? Pheiffer, a Methodist Institution, has 
taken the step, Mars Hill, a Baptist college, has made the same decision, 
where is the Presbyterian college? Shall we wait until all the others have 
fallen in line and then when there is no chance to lose friends or funds, 
and the way has been made completely easy, say, "Me, too"? 

Presbyterians of all people should not lag behind. The Assembly of 1954, 
after considering a report presented by the Council of Christian Relations, 
which had been prepared before the Supreme Court handed down its opin- 
ion, urged (not commanded, this is a Presbyterian Church) : "The Ses- 
sions of local churches to admit persons on the Scriptural basis of faith 
in Jesus Christ, without reference to race", and urged the Synods "to con- 
sider earnestly recommending to the trustees of the institutions under 
their control the adoption of a policy of opening the doors of these institu- 
tions to all races." "It is hoped," the Assembly said, "That the church 
should lead rather than follow." 

The Synod of North Carolina in 1955, while recognizing that Christians 
of equal sincerity though agreeing upon a particular ideal, yet differ in 
their judgment as to when and how the ideal may be best implemented, 
asked the sessions of local churches and trustees of institutions of Higher 
Education under the control of Synod, to consider earnestly adopting the 
recommendation of the Assembly. Surely the Presbyterian Church with this 
early call from its Courts should lead, not follow. 

Let me remind you once more than this is His Church, which He pur- 
chased with His own blood. In it "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is 
neither bond nor free; there is neither male nor female; for we are all 
one in Christ Jesus." On the basis of accepting Him as Saviour and Lord 
and only on that basis can anyone be a Christian, or a member of His 
Church. He ate with publicans and sinners and said, "Not what goeth into 
the mouth defileth a man," and He might have added, certainly He would 
say to us, "Not the class, or the race of those sitting by you at the table, 
or in church, — these do not defile a man. But what cometh out of the 
mouth of a man, what he says and does, if it be prompted by pride, selfish- 
ness, or prejudice which hurts a brother for whom I died, that defileth 
a man." 

We must face the question as we look at our country today, has the 
church. His church, our church, influenced society effectively for Him dur- 
ing these hundred years. Let us examine the life in our United States 
with honest eyes in the light of the Ten Commandments. We will have to 
do this on the run. 

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." God first, supremely first, 
exclusively first. Is that a picture of our America? Luther said, "A man's 
God is that on which he hangs his heart and in which he confides." What 
catches and holds our hearts? and in what do we put our trust? Karen 
Horney, one of our most perceptive psychiatrists said, "The goal of life 
in the United States is success, and we equate success with possessions, 
position, prestige, power." Possessions, things. If some one gave us a 
million dollars today, would our first thought be of God, and how to use 
it for Him? Or, for ourselves and what we want? Who comes first? We 
cannot serve God and mammon. Ideally we can be only stewards of all 
that we inherit or can make. Archbishop Temple challenges us here. "The 
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they were free to use the rest as they liked. But what the Scripture re- 
quires is that we never spend a penny except as Christ desires it to be 
spent." Is that a picture of the Church? Is it strange that ours has been 
called a secular society, concerned primarily with material goods, that 
Christ's words — "A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things 
he possesses", fall on deaf ears? And people can't believe He is right when 
He says, "Man does not live by bread alone". Position, power, 'prestige, 
which possessions largely secure. They are of the very essence of our 
society, which presses man to climb even though it be over the bodies of 
others, which has built the fiercely competitive life which begets tempta- 
tion, which fills us with strain. How many respond to His word, "Who- 
soever will be great among you, let him be your servant?" Haven't we 
really become an idolatrous nation, with success as our God? 

"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy." We have made it the day 
for the finals in our tournaments, the great day for professional football 
and baseball, and stock car races. In Virginia men are today striving to 
secure laws that will allow them to open their stores on the Lord's Day. 
How many Christians enter God's house Sunday with minds and hearts 
immersed in the morning paper and stop in the stores on their way to buy 
a soft drink, or some article which could have been purchased so easily 
on Saturday? How many people crowd our highways, adding to their 
danger, and our golf courses on this day of worship as well as rest? 

"Honor thy father and thy mother." Ask the New York School teachers, 
or the judges in our Juvenile Courts about this? Or the police who struggle 
with mobs of students through holiday seasons, Easter, or Labor Day? 
If children had been taught respect, something of reverence for their 
parents, for older people and authority, would they behave like this as 
they grow older? 

"Thou shalt not kill". This is a call to preserve and promote human 
welfare. It exhalts the value of human life. Dare we look at the number 
of suicides, homicides, abortions, and slaughter on our highways, wholesale 
killings in war, in the light of this commandment. 

"Thou shalt not commit adultery." This commandment magnifies the 
sacredness and permanence of marriage. A judge of wide experience said, 
"America is the most divorced country in the world." It emphasizes the 
wholesomeness of sex, its holy character. And our nation is soused in sex 
that has been brought low. Movies, theatres, novels, stories in our maga- 
zines, make use of sex for a profit. The condemnation of our country is that 
this is what the people want. Even Christians read and look. 

"Thou shalt not steal." Consult the bank presidents whose institutions 
suffer from robbers without and embezzlers within. Speak to managers 
of stores who are caught in the same breakdown of our moral life. Talk 
to those who are concerned about High School and College students who 
are sick at heart, as they have found that two-thirds of them cheat on 
examinations. How happy are the collectors of our taxes, local, state, or 
federal, over the complete honesty of our citizens! We should rather not 
call attention to Payola, and the fixing of basketball games. 

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thy neighbor's wife, his 
servants, nor anything that is thy neighbors." Are we free from condemna- 
tion as we read that commandment? House? Car? Boat? Attractive wife? 
Smart child? Anything? Do I need to go further? Of course, we never swear, 
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When we confront our country with the over-arching commandment, 
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," we realize how little the church 
has affected society. What of the contrasts one sees as he walks through 
any city. There are sections where there is room for children to play and 
for their parents to have gardens; where there are trees and shrubs, lovely 
in the Spring, glorious in the Fall, and beautiful flowers that follow the 
year around; all of which make living a delight. But not far away there 
are areas that stand in gloomy contrast, crowded, drab, dirty, dark, bright- 
ened a bit by an occasional red geranium, which raises its brave head above 
a battered tin can. Here we find the poor; children, some of them bedrag- 
gled, playing in the street, life which is drudgery, and often defeat and 
misery, illness and death. 

And our Lord wanted Christians, His Church, to be salt to save society 
from corruption. It looks as if the salt has lost its savor. 

He would have us leaven to permeate society and make it fresh and 
wholesome. Can it be that the leaven has become flat and stale? 

He called us to be light to guide through the darkness of selfishness 
and shine on the way of righteousness. Has the light become dim; has it 
gone out? 

The late Lewis Sherrill, putting together the most careful study ever 
made of our church, in sorrow condemns it as, and I am quoting, "To a 
considerable extent a middle class church, lacking a vital relationship to 
the community life around it, it appears rather complacently unaware," 
and that word complacently cut me to the heart, "rather complacently 
unaware of the religious needs and interests of large numbers of laboring 
people" And then he went on and on, piling up accusations, and saying 
the Church, our Church, is "in the mam untouched" by the very things 
about which I have been talking. Part of the Mission of our Church may 
be to call the Nation to repentance, and must not the Church repent! 

IV. The Mission of the Church is to go into all the world. Missions 
start not with men but with God. God made the world. God loves the world. 
God has a plan for the redemption of the world. Think through the match- 
less words of John 3:16, "God so loved the world that He gave his only 
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have 
everlasting life." That word whosoever is all inclusive. It puts its arms 
around every individual on this planet. 

Where shall we stop in our thinking of the mission of the Church? 
Where the love and purpose of God stops, where the efficacy of the redemp- 
tion wrought out in Christ stops; where the power of the Holy Spirit stops; 
where the need of people stops. Can there be any stopping until the last 
man on earth is reached? 

Those men of clear vision and dedicated hearts who founded our church 
committed it to missions; to the Great Commandment, "Go Ye into all the 
World." Have we been faithful to Christ's purpose and command and to 
the Heritage that is ours in this Church? Just look at our world today. We 
have done much, shouldn't we have done more? Have we been as zealous to 
carry the Gospel of God's love as the Communists have been to spread 
their message of hate? 

V. Finally, It is the Mission of the Church to give the nation hope. 
When I began my ministry in 1910 the world was at peace. All was well 
and we were sure it would continue to be well. Our hearts beat high with 
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generation" was the rallying cry of students. In 1961 one of the great 
Church bodies is saying, "The present period is the most cataclysmic in 
recorded history." Norman Cousins, Editor of the Saturday Review writes 
in the issue of September 2nd, "Never has the world been so insecure and 
so frightened." Ours is a nightmarish world. 

We know, WE KNOW, that against His Church the gates of hell shall 
not prevail; that He will "present it to Himself a glorious Church, not 
having spot or wrinkle or any such thing but that it should be holy and 
without blemish." 

And for this poor, bedeviled, tormented, fear-filled world, we have a 
sure hope, for we know that the day will come "when at the name of Jesus 
every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, 
to the glory of God the Father," when there shall be "a new heaven and 
a new earth; wherein dwelleth righteousness." Calvin said, "The earth 
is the theater of God's glory." He and His followers, we who are Presby- 
terians, profess belief in the Sovereignty of God and because of that 
faith ours is an unconquerable hope. The Communists believe that history, 
the onward surge of the human race, is on their side. We believe that 
"The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth." Let us pull out all the stops and with 
triumphant voice say or sing, that glorious doxology at the end of the 
Lord's prayer, "Thine IS", not was or will be ''THINE IS the Kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory forever. Amen." 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 7, 23 35 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 

Rejected 17 

Meetings of Presbytery 18, 54 

To report Women's Work — presented 52 

AUDITS 36-49 

CALLS TO PASTORS: 

Siler City to Rev. Douglas L. Paulson 11 

Shiioh to Rev. Coy Bovender 11 

Brentwood to Rev. J. A. Womeldorf 12, 33-34, 50 

Meadowrside to Mr. Roy K. Patteson 51 

El Bethel to Mr. Eric McQuitty 51 

Gulf, Cumnock, and Farmville to Mr. M. M. Foust 51 

Kiverviev^r to Rev. Jas. E. Wood 32 

Bethlehem and Efland to Rev. J. S. Jones 32 

Wentworth and Smyrna to Rev. A. V. Ray 33 

Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs to Rev. Dale Watson 32, 35 

Church of the Covenant to Rev. Horace Douty 33 

Amended — ^Reidsville First — Rev. John G. Parks 18 

CANDIDATES : 

Dismissed — Harry Phillips, Curtis Medlin 11, 14 

Dropped from roll — Andrew^ T. Bristow 14 

Examined 35 

Received by transfer — Messrs. Eric McQuitty, Roy Patteson 31, 32 

Received under care — Mr. Cary E. Sloan III 34 

Listed 14-15 

CENTENNIAL 

Program 57 

Addresses .... 58 

CHURCHES 

No Elders present at Presbytery 6, 23 

Historical bketches — Glenwood, Milton, Red House 18, 19 ; 54-56 

Organized— l-orest Hills 26, 27 

Loan to Brentwood 28, 29 

Memorial Loan — Payment amended 29 

CLERKS ELECTED 

Temporary Clerks 23 

Rev. Jerry McCann, State Clerk pro tem 23 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK REPORTING 10-12 ; 29-34 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORTING 50-51 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED 

To Install Rev. Coy Bovender at Shiioh 16 

To Install Rev. Douglas L. Paulson at Siler City 16-17 

To Ordain and Install Mr. M. M. Foust— Gulf group 51, 52, 53 

To Ordain and Install Mr. Eric McQuitty— El Bethel 52 

To Ordain Mr. John T. Brothers 53 

To Ordain and Install Mr. Roy K. Patteson — Meadowside 53 

To Install Rev. A. V. Ray — Smyrna and Wentworth 53 

To Install Rev. J. S. Jones -Bethlehem and Efland . . 53 

To Install Rev. J. A. Womeldorf — Brentwood 53 

To Install Rev. James E. Wood — Riverview 53 

To Organize a new church in High Point 13-14 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING: 

To Install Rev. W. H. Goodman— Sedgefield 9 

To Install Rev. William Brown— Faith 9, 10 

To Install Rev. James H. Wade — Hillsboro 10 

To Organize a new church in High Point 26-27 

To Install Rev. Douglas L. Paulson 27-28 

To Install Rev. Coy Bovender 28 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Special Committee to report on Rev. E. C. Thornburg's request 29 

Special Committee on Appreciation 50 

To Nominate a new Executive Secretary 50 



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INDEX— (Continued) 

Page 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 



Annuities and Relief 52 

Audits 36-49 

Candidates 14, 34, 36 

Centennial 17, 36 

Christian Education 14, 52 

Christian Relations 15 

Church Extension 13, 52 

Courtesy 17, 54 

Evangelism 50 

Examinations 12, 35, 36 

Glade Valley School 13 

Higher Education 34 

Installations 16-17; 52-54 

Nominations 50 

Orders 7, 23-24 

Presbyterian Foundation 13 

Presbyterian Survey 15 

Stewardship Promotion 15 

Women's Work ...... 52 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY REPORTING 13-14; 36-50 

FORM OF BEQUEST Inside back cover 

MINISTERS : 

Certificate Received 9, 28 

Deceased — Rev. Chester Alexander, Memorial 20-22 

Dismissed : 

Rev. Carl E. Mills — Louisville 11 

Rev. Woodson P. Booth — Fayetteville 29 

Rev. James Anderson — Enoree . . 30 

Rev. William Plonk — Congaree 30 

Rev. J. Don Skinner — Wilmington .... 30-31 

Rev. W. C. McLauchlin — Mecklenburg 31 

Received : 

Rev. Douglas L. Paulson 9 

Rev. W. S. Patterson 9 

Rev. W. P. Robertson 9 

Rev. J. S. Jones 36 

Rev. James E. Wood 36 

Rev. Horace Douty 36 

Rev. A. V. Ray 36 

Regarding Rev. Dale Watson 25, 28, 34, 51 

Request of Rev. E. C. Thornburg 29 

Retired — Rev. Frank S. Johnston 9 

Roll 3 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. Frank S. Johnston— Griers and Pleasant Grove 9 

Rev. Carl E. Mills — Meadowside 11 

Rev. Coy Bovender — Stony Creek, Oakview 11 

Rev. W. P. Booth— White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia 29 

Rev. E. C. Thornburg — Bessemer 30 

Rev. John G. Parks, Jr. — Reidsville First 30 

Rev. H. Reid Montgomery — Glenwood 30 

Rev. J. Don Skinner — Northside 30 

MODERATOR: Rev. R. H. Stone, Nominated, Elected 17, 23 

Presbytery : 

Centennial observance 57 

Communications 8-10 ; 25-29 

Dockets 7, 24 

Invitations for meetings 29 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Office Building — Loan authorized 13 

Roll 5-6 ; 22-23 

Time and Place of next meeting 17, 54 

Visiting Brethren 8, 25 



URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 
FORM OF BEQUEST 

"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's v^ork as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange/' 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of peo- 
ple who v^ould like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property v^here it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way : 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH 
ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N, C. 
September 14, 1961 

SECOND ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
September 27, 1961 

CALLED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 2, 1961 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIFTH 
STATED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 18, 1962 

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THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH 
ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
September 14, 1961 

SECOND ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
September 27, 1961 

CALLED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 2, 1961 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIFTH 
STATED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 18, 1962 

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MINrSTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, FEBRUARY, 1962 

Adkins, John Earl 1000 Garden Street Sanford 

Adkins, Lee W First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Avent, Lawrence W 1600 E. Lexington Street High Point 

Baker, W. M 300 S. 8th Street Mebane 

Barnett, Harry F Broadway 

Barron, Vance Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2100 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Bovender, Coy R 2634 Alamance Road Burlington 

Boyd, J, Alston Milton 

Brothers, John T St. Mary's College, St. Andrews University 

St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 

Brown, Ben F., Th. D Rt. 10, Box 492 Greensboro 

Brown, William Guilford College 

Caldwell, Clifford D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th. M 212 Hawkins Street Sanford 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 

Currie, W. M 1205 Colonial Avenue Greensboro 

Dail, John R Route 6 Sanford 

Davis, John L., II 3104 S. Elm Street Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P Plumtree 

Douty, Horace D 2906 Dellwood Greensboro 

Eliason, John E 2707 Haig Street Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G 920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Foust, M. M Gulf 

Fudge, Samuel R R. F. D. 2 Chapel Hill 

Garrison, Joseph M., D. D 214 N. Ridgeway Drive Greensboro 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Road Greensboro 

Hope, Samuel R 520 Hayworth Circle High Point 

Howell, J. 406 S. Lee Street Fitzgerald, Ga. 

Hunter, George V. H., Jr 4200 S. Main Street High Point 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Road Charlotte 7 

Johnston, Frank S 323 Pine Grove Dr Wilmington, N. C. 

Jones, J. S Wagoner Dr., Longview Acres Burlington 

Leith, John H., Ph. D 3401 Brook Road Richmond 27, Va. 

Lytch, Wm. E Box 207 Yanceyville 

Massey, Wm. E., Jr R. F. D. 3 Mebane 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Road Greensboro 

McDaniel, Frederick W Whitsett 

McFadyen, H. R Oak Ridge 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr. Ph. D Box 1110 High Point 

McQuitty, Eric R. F. D. 1 Leaksville 

McSween, Allen C, D. D Box 5054 Greensboro 

Millard, J. M R. F. D. 10 Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 

Montgomery, H. Reid Apt. 3, 238 E. 50th St New York 22, N. Y. 

Moore, Zane M Box 423 Sanford 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main Street Sanford 

Orders, J. Wm., Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Road Greensboro 

Paulson, Douglas L Siler City 

Patterson, T. Henry, D. D 202 W. Decatur Street Madison 

Patterson, W. S Box 1110 High Point 

Patterson, Roy K 1511 Guest Street Greensboro 

Peters, W. W Box 328 Graham 

Piephoff, Z. T.. Sr 1200 S. Main Street Graham 

Porter, Wm. C, III Box 906 Cedar Grove 

Ray A. V Wentworth 

Redhead, John A., D. D First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N Com Des Ron, FPO San Francisco, Cal. 

Rice, W. M 2509 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Robertson, W. P Box 1110 High Point 

Rock, Robert B Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph. D Davidson College Davidson 

Seals, D. Hilton, M. D Sylva 

Sherrod, Burton M 1113 Dixie Street Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Drew Theological Seminary Madison, N. J. 

Stark, Carl M., Th. M 1002 Grace Avenue Burlington 

Stone, R. H., D. D Box 9005 Greensboro 

Thomas, Samuel N R. F. D. 1 Mebane 

Thompson, W. T., D. D., Litt. D...1221 Rennie Avenue Richmond 27, Va. 

Thornburg, Edward C 409 O'Ferrell St Greensboro 

Varker W. D 3906 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Wade. James H HiUsboro 

Walkup, James W., Th. M R. F. D. 3 Sanford 

Watts. Roy E.. D. D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane Danville, Va. 

Whitley John C 501 Moir Street LeaksviUe 

Willmgham, E. Lee 2520 Church Street Greensboro 

Womeldorf, John A., Th. D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 

Wood, James E. 213 Virginia Avenue Spray 

Woodall, H Ear R. F. D. 1 McLeansville 

Woodson Marshall S., Th. D., LL.D.. First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Wrenn, W. J., Jr Leasburg 



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ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, TRUSTEES, COUNCIL, PERMANENT AND 
SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Adamson, Cecil F 315 S. Chapman St Greensboro 

Andrews, E. Frank 202 Elmwood Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Mrs. Britt M 510 Country Club Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Robert M 903 Charles Drive Guilford College 

Armstrong-, Pete R W. Lexington Ave. Ext High Point 

Ayers, Moir 710 Nottingham Drive Greensboro 

Balsley, J. B., Jr Belmont Forest Reidsville 

Balsley, Robert E., M.D Box 817 Reidsville 

Barnes, E. P Hillsboro 

Bennett, Lawrence H 220 N. Elam Ave Greensboro 

Best, Mrs. James 3513 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Blue, Mrs. Waylon 2505 Dalrymple Road Sanford 

Boney, Sion A 700 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

Boone, Paul G 107 Homewood Avenue Greensboro 

Boyd, Charles T Jefferson Bldg Greensboro 

Bright, Mrs. C. L 1617 Woodland Ave Burlington 

Carlson, C. Fred 1006 Carolina Greensboro 

Clapp, J. Boyd Rt. 6, Box 182 Greensboro 

Clark, Harry M 301 Lakeside Ave Burlington 

Clayton, Elwood Rt. No. 1 Ruffin 

Coble, George R 406 Ward Street Graham 

Cooke, W. Owen Jefferson Bldg Greensboro 

Covington, G. Worth Box 2910 Greensboro 

Coxhead, George Box 1058 Chapel Hill 

Grumpier, J. A Mebane 

Dail, Mrs. John R Rt. No. 6 Sanford 

Dalton, P. Hunter, Sr 1048 Rockford Road High Point 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter, Sr.. . 1048 Rockford Road High Point 

Donnell, C. Hodgin Rt. No. 6 Greensboro 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph C Sandy Clay Road Haw River 

Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Chas. G...920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Foster, Arthur J 1905 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Garrison, Staley Box 266 Burlington 

Green, Sydney Hillsboro 

Greeson, A. G., Jr Rt. No. 6 Greensboro 

Gunn, Mrs. T. G 507 Hawkins Ave Sanford 

Ham, Robert H 1506 Madison Ave Greensboro 

Harmon, Mrs. Clyde 1811 Rolling Road Greensboro 

Hendley, Floyd F 206 Waverly Way Greensboro 

Highsmith, J. A 121 Vandalia Road Greensboro 

Hinson, R. A Box 834 Reidsville 

Holt, Mrs. Ralph M 724 Tarleton Ave Burlington 

Holt, William, Jr Box 931 Sanford 

Ingle, Paul 319 Mangum Street High Point 

Ingram, Robert J Box 689 Sanford 

Irving, Mrs. John, Jr Madison 

Jones, Clarence D Hillsboro 

Jones, J. L Box 599 Greensboro 

Jones, T. D Mebane 

Kellenberger, John A Southeastern Bldg Greensboro 

Kent, John S., Jr Guilford Bldg Greensboro 

Kerchner, Charles E 500 Cornwallis Drive Greensboro 

King, Huger S 701 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Koonts, Henry V 317 Ardmore Circle High Point 

Lambert, W. A 534 Woodvale Greensboro 

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Lewis, Carlyle B Madison 

Loy, M. C 2702 Mirror Lake Drive Burlington 

Lucas, Alan Keith 705 Greenwood Rd Chapel Hill 

MacLean, Herman G R. F. D. No. 1 Haw River 

McAlister, Lacy L 706 N. Greene St Greensboro 

Mclver, C. Almon 529 Park View Drive Burlington 

McNeely, Robert H Jefferson Bldg. Greensboro 

Marsh, Sydney F 2631 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Mason, George Madison 

Perry, C. W 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Perry, Mrs. C. W 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Phipps, W. Gilmer Rt. No. 1 McLeansville 

PiephofF, Mrs. Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main Street Graham 

Pinson, Furman B 3511 W. Market St Greensboro 

Plummer, Charles E 227 N. Elm St Greensboro 

Preyer, W. Y., Sr 603 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Prickett, Karl E 1501 BriarclifF Road Greensboro 

Ralston, John D 2511 Fairway Drive Greensboro 

Richardson, Robert P Box 1109 Reidsville 

Richmond, Thomas M 330 N. Eugene Greensboro 

Robertson, C. P Box 1 Stoneville 

Scott, Ralph H c/o Melville Dairies Burlington 

Seymour, Woodrow 205 Hillcrest Drive Sanford 

Shoffner, Mrs. W. L 708 Willowbrook Drive Burlington 

Shore, J. P c/o Guilford Court House. . .Greensboro 

Singletary, W. C Southeastern Bldg Greensboro 

Smith, Archie L 628 E. Kivett St Asheboro 

Snead, Dennis 4245 Ashland Drive Greensboro 

Springs, W. G 108 N. Franklin Reidsville 

Stack, Coy 518 Maple Street Leaksville 

Stokes, Durward T 102 S. Main St Graham 

Straughn, W. R 1016 Highland Woods Chapel Hill 

Strayhorn, Robert Rt. No. 2 Chapel Hill 

Taylor, C. Douglas 3505 Groometown Road Greensboro 

Ward, Mrs. Allen Alamance Road Greensboro 

West, Hilton G 603 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

White, J. A 116 Kensington Road Greensboro 

White, R. D 405 Circle Drive Burlington 

Wilkins, Charles S Box 1288 Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. Eugene Haw River 

Wilson, Miss Sarah Box 5121 Greensboro 

Wilson, Willard G 610 Woodbriar Lane Burlington 

Yount, John M Box 129 Leaksville 

Yount, Dr. M. E Graham 



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DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderator Allen C. McSween 

Stated Clerk, Treasurer and Executive Secretary R. H. Stone 

Permanent Clerk Jerry C. McCann, 1963 

II. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
(Key — SS, Succeeds self; RE, Replacement) 
The Council: (Term three years. Chairman and 16 members) 
Chairman: Floyd F. Hendley 

A. Chairmen of the following Committees: Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work, Annuities and Relief, Church Extension, World 
Missions and Overseas Relief, General Fund Agencies, Homes, 
Women's Work, Christian Education, Higher Education, and 
Christian Relations. 

B. Presidents: Men of the Church — Sidney F. Marsh; Women of the 
Church— Mrs. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

C. Ex-Officio: Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

1962— J. Boyd Clapp, W. H. Sullivan, Jr., Mrs. Britt M. Armfield, 
and Floyd F. Hendley (RE). 

1963 — Cecil Adamson, Furman B. Pinson. 

1964— Herman G. MacLean, R. D. White. 

III. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
(Term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman: W. W. Peters 

1962— W. W. Peters, Charles E. Kerchner. 

1963— R. Don Carson (SS), Allen C. McSween (SS), J. B. Balsley. 

1964— John E. Eliason, C. Douglas Taylor. 

IV. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: (Term three years — 6 members) 

1962— R. H. Stone, Robert H. McNeely 

1963— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS). 

1964— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Thomas M. Richmond (SS). 

2. Davidson College: (Term four years — 4 members) 

1962— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS). 

1963— Huger King. 
1964— 

1965— T. Henry Patterson. 

3. Glade Valley (Term two years — 9 members) 

1962— Paul Ingle (SS), Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (SS), Charles G. 
Fitzpatrick, Allen C. McSween. 

1963— Samuel R. Fudge, John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Single- 
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IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations: (Term — three years — 12 members) 
Chairman — William D. Varker 

A. Theology : 

1962— Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

1963— Wm. D. Varker 

1964— J. W. Orders, Jr. (SS) 

B. Sacraments: 

1962— George V. H. Hunter, Jr. 

1963 — Lawrence W. Avent 
1964— Roy K. Patteson 

C. Church Government: 

1962— ^ohn C. Whitley (RE) 

1963— John L. Davis, II 

1964— Wm. M. Currie (SS) 

D. English Bible : 

1962— Burton M. Sherrod , 

1963— Jerry C. McCann 

1964 — William Brown 

2. Nominations: (Term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman — James H. Wade 

1962— Lee Adkins, Charles S. Wilkins 

1963 — Vance Barron, Durward T. Stokes 

1964— Jas. H. Wade, John A. Womeldorf, Paul G. Boone 

3. Sessional Records: (Term three years — 3 members) 

Chairman — Charles E. Kerchner 

1962— E. C. Thornburg 

1963— M. M. Foust (RE) 

1964— Charles E. Kerchner 

4. World Missions and Overseas Relief: (Term three years — 9 members) 

Chairman — Harry F. Barnett 

1962— Harry F. Barnett, R. A. Hinson, A. G. Greeson, Jr. 

1963— J. A. White, John E. Eliason, Mrs. C. W. Perry (SS) 

1964— Arthur J. Foster, E. Lee Willingham, Hilton G. West (SS) 

5. Annuities and Relief: (Term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman — Harry M. Clark 

1962— John E. Eliason, Mrs. T. G. Gunn 

1963— Harry M. Clark, Fred W. McDaniel, Jr. 

1964 — Lacy L. McAlister, C. Almon Mclver 

6. Church Extension: (Term three years — 16 members) 

Chairman — Ben F. Brown 

1962— George Coble (SS), C. P. Robertson, W. Gilmer Phipps, 
John D. Ralston, Robert J. Ingram, Mrs. Ralph M. Holt, 
Sr., Zane M. Moore (RE) 

1963— Roy E. Watts (RE), J. W. Walkup, Robert H. Ham (SS), 
J. P. Shore (SS) 

1964 — Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Ben F. Brown (SS), J. A. Grumpier 
(SS), J. L. Jones (SS), Robert P. Richardson (SS) 



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7. Higher Education: (Term three years — 5 members) 

Chairman — Vance Barron 

1962 — Vance Barron, Robert M. Armfield 

1963— J. A. Highsmith, Irving E. Birdseye (SS) 

1964— James H. Wade (SS) 

8. Christian Education: (Term three years — 24 members) 

Chairman — Samuel N. Thomas 

1962 — John L. Davis, E. Lee Willingham, Moir Ayers, George Cox- 
head, Robert Strayhorn, Durward T. Stokes, Mrs. C. L. 
Bright, Mrs. Charles G. Fitzpatrick 

1963— Clifford D. Caldwell, Samuel N. Thomas, Wm. D. Varker, 
Ed P. Barnes, Staley Garrison, Coy Stack, Mrs. W. L. 
ShofFner, Miss Sarah Wilson 

1964— Lee W. Adkins, W. E. Lytch, H. Earl Woodall, Pete R. 
Armstrong, W. A. Lambert, W. G. Springs, Mrs. John 
R. Dail, Mrs. Joseph C. Estes 

9. Homes: (Term three years — 10 members) 

Chairman: J. W. Walkup 

1962— J. W. Walkup, John R. Dail, C. Hodgin Donnell, Mrs. 
James Best 

1963— Alan Keith Lucas, W. Y. Preyer, Sr., J. Earl Adkins 

1964— W. Clark Porter, III (SS), Willard G. Wilson (SS). John 
A. Womeldorf (SS), Mrs. W. L. Shoffner (SS) 

10. General Fund Agencies: (Term three years — Chairman and 8 

members ) 

Chairman — Wm. M. Currie 

1962— Wm. M. Currie, Elwood Clayton 

1963— Coy Bovender, G. Worth Covington (SS), J. E. Latta (SS) 

1964— Samuel S. Cappel (SS), M. C. Loy (SS), Chairman General 
Fund Agencies of the Women of Orange — Mrs. Allen Ward 

11. Worship: (Term three years — 1 member) 
Walter H. Goodman, Jr. 

12. Women's Work: (Term three years — Chairman and 4 members) 

Chairman — Marion J. Murray 

1962— Mrs. John Irving, Jr., J. M. Millard (RE) 

1963— Marion J. Murray, Mrs. Eugene Wilson (SS) 

1964— Sydney Green 

13. Evangelism: (Term three years — 6 members) 

Chairman — Durward T. Stokes 

1962— Durward T, Stokes, Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

1963— Samuel S. Cappel (SS) 

1964— R. Don Carson (SS) 

A. President Men of the Church — Sydney F. Marsh 

B. Spiritual Growth Chairman of Women of the Church — 
Mrs. Waylon Blue 

14. Stewardship Promotion: (Term three years — 12 members) 

Chairman — Robert E. Balsley, M.D. 

1962— Charles E. Plummer, Robert E. Balsley, M.D. (RE), 
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1963— Herman G. MacLean (SS), John M. Yount, Fred W. Mc- 
Daniel, Jr., William Holt, Jr. 

1964— W. E. Lytch (SS), Sion A. Boney, Clarence D. Jones, 
John R. Dail 

15. Christian Relations : (Term three years — 7 members) 

Chairman — Joseph M. Garrison 

1962 — Joseph M. Garrison 

1963— Sydney F. Marsh 

1964— W. R. Straughn 

Secretaries of: Men of the Church, Women of the Church, 
Young Adults and Young People 

16. Presbyterian Survey: 

Chairman — George V. H. Hunter, Jr. 

1962— Carlyle B. Lewis (SS) 

1963— George V. H. Hunter, Jr. 
Presbyterial Secretary of Literature 

VL SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Karl E. Prickett, Chairman, T. Henry Patterson, Henry V. Koonts, 
J. A. Grumpier, Archie L. Smith, Mrs. Britt M. Armfield, Roy E. 
Watts, (RE) 

2. Installations: 

Lawrence Avent, Chairman ; William Brown, Coy Bovender 

3. Records and Amendments : 

Cliiford D. Caldwell, Chairman; Zane M. Moore, J. L. Jones 

4. Manse Maintenance : 

Lawrence H. Bennett, Chairman; Dennis Snead, Mrs. Clyde Harmon 

5. Presbytery-Owned Office Building: 

J. A. Grumpier, Chairman; E. Frank Andrews, Robert E. Balsley, 
M.D., P. Hunter Dalton, Sr., Charles E. Plummer, Ralph Scott, 
Charles W. Perry, T. Henry Patterson 

6. History : 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman; W. M. Baker, Dr. M. E. Yount, 
Marion S. Huske 

7. Insurance : 

Robert P. Richardson, Chairman; Staley F. Garrison, Jr., John 
Kent, Jr. 

CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 

William Bason Carey E. Sloan, III 

Jerry B. Holmes Samuel Oscar Walker 

James Mack Johnson Joseph G. Walser, III 

Wendell Manuel Tony Tianko Wen 

Guy Forrest Miller Raymon Lee White 
Joe Kenneth Rogers 

CANDIDATE FOR LAY SERVICE 

Miss Mary Faith Carson 
Jerry J. Eller, Medical Missions 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOURTH 
ADJOURNED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

BURLINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, N. C. 

Thursday, September 14, 1961 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Fourth Adjourned Meeting of 
Orange Presbytery was called to order at 9 :30 A.M. in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Burlington, N. C. on Thursday, Sep- 
tember 14, 1961, by the Moderator, Rev. R. H. Stone. 

The first part of the Centennial Program was conducted as 
follows : 

Doxology 

Invocation 

Hymn No. 132, ''All Hail the Power of Jesus Name" 
Greetings: Rev. Jas. E. Bearss 

Report of Program Committee — Mr. Charles W. Perry 
Greetings from Presbytery — Rev. Marion J. Murray 
Report of Women of the Church — Mrs. Chas. M. Adams 
Offering: 

Solo : ''How Great Thou Art" . . Mr. William Kirkpatrick 

Introduction of Speaker Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Address:" — Our Presbyterian Heritage" — Dr. Benjamin 
Rice Lacy, Jr. 

Hymn No. 348, "Faith of our Fathers" 

Benediction 

Business Session : Men adjourn to Chapel 
ROLL 

Following the first part of the Centennial Program the 
Presbytery adjourned to the Chapel and the roll was taken 
and a quorum was declared present : 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 

Lawrence W. Avent 

W. M. Baker 

Harry Barnett 

James E. Bearss D. J. Walker, Jr Burlington First 

I. E. Birdseye L. H. Bennett Guilford Park 

Coy Bovender M. C. Loy Shiloh 

Ben F. Brown W. C. Anderson Alamance 

William Brown 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

Sam Cappel F. M. Southerland Mebane 

R. Don Carson A. D. Barber Sanford First 

John R. Dail W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 

John A. Waddell Black Memorial 

John L. Davis, II Royce Pugh Vandalia 

John E. Eliason 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . 

M. M. Foust E. L. Gunther Cumnock 

Sam Fudge Sam Borland New Hope 

Jos. M. Garrison Z. N. Holler Church of the Covenant 

W. H. Goodman J. W. Guin Sedgefield 

George V. H. Hunter H. C. McPherson Randolph 

Marion S. Huske 

W. E. Lytch W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Wm. E. Massey, Jr Lonne Patton Cross Roads 

Jerry C. McCann Bob Adams St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel J. G. Patterson Springwood 

R. J. McMullen 

Eric McQuitty R. Holman El-Bethel 

Allen C. McSween Harry McNeill Starmount 

J. M. Millard 

Kay M. Misenheimer Charlie Wright Park Avenue 

Zane M. Moore Edward L. Quillen Morningside 

Marion J. Murray F. C. Wilson Jonesboro 

J. William Orders 

T. Henry Patterson Carlyle Lewis Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

Roy Patteson 

Douglas L. Paulson W. H. Ingle Siler City 

W. W. Peters B. M. Rogers Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff J. Blair Long Bethany 

W. Clark Porter, III Tom Ellis Eno 

A. V. Ray Paul N. Miller Smyrna 

J. W. Roach Wentworth 

John A. Redhead, Jr George G. Stone Greensboro First 

J. T. Benjamin 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Burton Sherrod 

Carl H. Stark, Jr A. D. Malone Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas John D. Kimrey Hawfields 

W. Taliferro Thompson . . 
Edward C. Thornburg . . . 

Wm. D. Varker Thos. M. Richmond Westminster 

Jas. H. Wade E. E. Patterson Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup Gilbert Kelly Buffalo (L) 

Roy E. Watts A. M. Rankin, Jr High Point First 



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W. H. Westerfield 
Lee Willingham . 



Moir M. Ayers Buffalo (G) 

Dan Kelly Brentwood 

Jack Thomas Riverview 

Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Frank Smith Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Dr. Ralph E. Kilpatrick . .Asheboro First 

G. A. Denny Bessemer 

L. W. Lasley Bethlehem 

Thos. D. Rose Chapel Hill 

R. M. Gladstone Forest Hills 

Woody Mitchell Glenwood 

C. D. Archibald Leaksville First 

J. Ed Lewis Reidsville First 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

J. S. Kistler Stony Creek 



John A. Womeldorf 



James E. Wood 
H. Earl Woodall 
W. J. Wrenn, Jr. 



CHURCHES WITH NO ELDERS PRESENT 

Bethesda, Broadway, Crestwood, Dogwood Acres, East 
Burlington, Edgewood, Efland, Euphronia, Fairfield, Faith, 
Farmville, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Little River, Meadowside, Memorial, Milton, Morningside, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, Northside, Oakview, Pittsboro, Pocket, 
Red House, Salem, Speedwell, Trinity, White Hill. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. James E. Bearss. The printed docket 
was approved as follows : 

DOCKET 

FALL ADJOURNED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

First Presbyterian Church of Burlington 

September, 14, 1961 

9:30 Call to Order— Rev. R. H. Stone, Moderator 

The First Centennial Service — Mr. Charles W. Perry, Presiding 
ADDRESS— "OUR PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE"— 
Dr. Benjamin Rice Lacy, Jr. 
(Business Session to be held in Chapel) 
Roll Call 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. James E. Bearss 
Introduction of Visiting: Brethren 
Communications and announcements 
REPORTS: 

The Council of Orange Presbytery — Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, 
Chairman 

Stewardship Promotion Committee — Dr. Robert E. Balsley, 
Chairman 



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Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. W. W. Peters, 
Chairman 

Examinations Committee — Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 
Trustees of Glade Valley School — Mr. John Kellenberger, Chair- 
man 

12:30 Recess for Lunch 
1:30 Reconvene in the Sanctuary 

The Second Centennial Service — Mr. Charles W. Perry, presiding 
ADDRESS— "OUR PRESBYTERIAN MISSION"— Dr. W. T. 
Thompson 

THE COMMUNION SERVICE— Dr. Lacy, Dr. Thompson, Burling- 
ton First Elders 

(Business Session Continued in the Chapel) 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: 

Church Extension — Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

Higher Education — Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 

Homes — Rev. J. W. Walkup, Chairman 

Christian Education — Rev. Sam N. Thomas, Chairman 

Presentation of Covenant Life Seminar Plans — Rev. James Bearss 

Nominations — Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

Installations — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 

Presbytery-Owned Office Building — Mr. J. A. Grumpier, Chairman 
Manse Maintenance — Mr. Lawrence H. Bennett, Chairman 

Nomination of next Moderator 

Manual Changes 

New Business 

Time and Place of Next Meeting — Westminster Church, January 
18, 1962 

Reading and Correcting the Minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

The following persons were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Dr. Marshall S. Wood- 
son, Interim Pastor of the First Church Burlington; Dr. 
Ben R. Lacy, Jr., Richmond, Va. ; Rev. Robert Henderson, 
Granville Presbytery; and Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr., of 
Bethel Presbytery. Elders attending Presbytery for the 
first time were also introduced. 

A motion was adopted that Dr. Marshall S. Woodson be 
granted permission to labor within the bounds of Orange Pres- 
bytery, and that he be appointed Moderator of the Session and 
Congregational Meetings during his interim relationship in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, if the Session and 
Congregation respectively so desire. 

The Moderator appointed the following Insurance Committee : 
R. P. Richardson, Chairman, Staley F. Garrison, Jr., John Kent, 
Jr. 



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Rev. R. H. Stone made the request that he be honorably re- 
tired as of December 31, 1961. The request was granted. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following- manner : 

1. Requests to be excused: Rev. W. M. Rice, Rev. Vance Barron, Rev. 
H. Reid Montg^omery, Rev. Horace Douty, Rev. Phil Lee, and Rev. 
Edward Thornburg. Requests were granted. 

2. Certificate of transfer of Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr., from Bethel 
Presbytery. It was received as information. 

3. A letter from Rev. J. S. Jones returning the calls from the 
Bethlehem and Efland Churches and asking that he be put on the 
roll of the Honorably Retired. The request was granted and the 
Commission formerly appointed to install him was dismissed. 

4. A letter from Mr. Carson H. Durham, III, President of the Men 
of the Church of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, rela- 
tive to a visit of the Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. 
Wallace Alston. The letter was read and received as information. 

5. A letter from Rev. Edward Thornburg asking that he be permitted 
to withdraw his request of Orange Presbytery that he be divested 
of office without censure. The request was granted. 

6. Minutes of Commissions to ordain Mr. John T. Brothers; and to 
ordain and install Mr. Eric McQuitty, Mr. Milton Foust, Mr. Roy 
Patteson; and to install Rev. A. V. Ray, and Rev. John A. Womel- 
dorf were admitted to record. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN MR. JOHN T. BROTHERS 

The Commission appointed to ordain Mr. John T. Brothers met in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington at 8:45 A.M. on July 23. 1961. 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Moderator, opened the meeting with prayer. Others 
present were Revs. W. W. Peters, James E. Bearss, Elders, Duncan Mac- 
Kenzie, C. Almon Mclver and Howard Fogleman, who was elected clerk. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff presided in a service of worship. Rev. W. W. Peters 
preached the sermon. The moderator recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Candidate and being 
answered in the affirmative, Mr. John T. Brothers was ordained with prayer 
and the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and was appointed to 
graduate study in accord with Chapter 27, Paragraphs 2 and 6 of the Book 
of Church Order. Mr. Howard Fogleman gave the charge to the minister. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by Rev. 
John T. Brothers. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission was adjourned 
with a prayer led by Rev. James E. Bearss. 

Z. T. Piephoff, Chairman 

Howard Fogleman, Clerk 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
MR. ERIC McQUITTY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at El-Bethel Church July 23, 1961 at 7:30 P.M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. Irving E. Birdseye. Members present: Revs. Don Skinner, 
R. H. Stone and Irving E. Birdseye, and Ruling Elders, R. L. Stephens 
and W. H. Shelton. A quorum was present. The Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 
was elected Clerk. The Rev. R. H. Stone presided in the Worship Service. 
The Rev. Don Skinner preached the sermon. Text Acts 8:26-40. The Rev. 
R. H. Stone recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
constitutional questions to the Minister and the congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Mr. Eric McQuitty was ordained with prayer 
and the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and installed as Pastor 
of El Bethel Church according to Chapter 27, paragraph 6 of the Book of 
Church Order. The Rev. Irving E. Birdseye delivered the charge to the 
minister and Elder R. L. Stephens to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
ordained and installed minister, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder R. L. Stephens. 

Irving E. Birdseye, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
MR. MILTON McNEELY FOUST 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery for the ordination and 
installation of Candidate Milton McNeely Foust as pastor of the Gulf, 
Farmville, and Cumnock Presbyterian Churches met in the Gulf Church at 
1:45 P.M. on July 30, 1961. The following members were present: Ministers 
E. Lee Willingham, chairman, Marion J. Murray, J. W. Walkup; Louie 
V. Andrews, member of Norfolk Presbytery, invited guest; Ruling Elders 
M. C. Foust, William H. Rogers, John H. Lewis. 

The chairman E. Lee Willingham presided. Elder M. C. Foust led in 
prayer. J. W. Walkup was appointed clerk. The order of service was re- 
viewed and all parts designated. The members of the Commission moved 
into the sanctuary and the service began. Rev. E. Lee Willingham presided 
and gave the invocation. He also stated the purpose of the proceedings 
and introduced the members of the commission. 

Rev. Louie V. Andrews, Jr., preached the sermon from the text II Kings 
2:10-14 using as a topic "The Mantle of Elijah". 

The chairman propounded the constitutional questions to pastor and 
people. After affirmative answers by pastor and people, the candidate was 
set apart to the gospel ministry by the laying on of hands of Orange 
Presbytery. The ordination prayer was offered by Rev. E. Lee Willingham. 
The right hand of fellowship was given the newly ordained minister by 
the members of the Commission. The chairman then pronounced and de- 
clared that Milton McNeely Foust had been ordained and installed as pastor 
of the Gulf, Farmville, and Cumnock Presbyterian Churches. Ruling Elder 
M. C. Foust delivered the solemn charge to his son, Mr. Milton McNeely 
Foust. The solemn charge to the congregations was given by Rev. Marion 
J. Murray. Rev. J. W. Walkup offered prayer. 



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After the singing of the hymn "A Charge To Keep I Have" the newly- 
ordained pastor pronounced the benediction. The congregation gave the 
right hand of fellovi^ship and welcome to the new pastor and his family. 

The Commission completed its work and the minutes were approved. 
The Commission was adjourned with a prayer being offered by Ruling 
Elder William H. Rogers. 

E. Lee Willingham, Chairman 
J. W. Walkup, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
MR. ROY K. PATTESON, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Meadowside Church July 30, 1961 at 7:15 P.M. and was opened with 
prayer by Elder Charles B. Connelly. Members present: Revs. R. H. Stone, 
Earl Woodall and Irving E. Birdseye, and Mr. Charles B. Connelly and Mr. 
Carl Rich, Ruling Elders. Other active and inactive Elders of this congre- 
gation were invited to participate in the Ordination Service. A quorum 
was present. 

The Rev. Irving E. Birdseye was elected clerk. 

The Rev. R. H. Stone presided in the worship service. The Rev. Earl 
Woodall preached the sermon. Text John 21:15-17. The Rev. R. H. Stone 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative, Mr. Roy K. Patteson was ordained with prayer and the 
laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and installed as Pastor of 
Meadowside Church, according to Chapter 27, Paragraph 6, Book of 
Church Order. The Rev. Irving E. Birdseye delivered the charge to the 
Minister and the Rev. R. H. Stone to the Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly ordained and installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation 
came forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by the Rev. Earl Woodall. 

Irving E. Birdseye, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. A. V. RAY 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. A. V. Ray pastor of the 
Smyrna and Wentworth Presbyterian Churches met in the Smyrna Church 
on July 30, 1961 at 7:30 P.M. Those present were Revs. T. Henry Patter- 
son, Moderator, W. M. Baker, who led the opening prayer, Robert L. 
Turner, and Messrs. Willie Rakestraw, Paul Miller and John Flynn. Ruling 
Elder Mr. Paul Miller was elected clerk. 

Rev. T. H. Patterson presided in the service of worship in which Rev. 
W. M. Baker preached the sermon from Acts 1:8. Dr. Patterson recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional ques- 
tions to the minister and to the congregations. These being affirmatively 
answered. Rev. A. V. Ray was declared the pastor of the Smyrna and 
Wentworth Presbyterian Churches, according to Chapter 27, paragraphs 6 
and 7 of the Book of Church Order. 



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Rev. R. L. Turner delivered the charge to the minister and Mr. Willie 
Rakestraw to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by Rev. 
A. V. Ray. He was cordially welcomed as pastor. 

The minutes were read and approved and after a prayer by Mr. John 
Flynn the Commission was adjourned. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Paul Miller, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN A. WOMELDORF 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Brentwood Church September 10, 1961, 7 :00 P.M. and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. Allen McSween. Members present: Rev. W. W. Peters, 
Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr., Rev. Allen McSween, Rev. R. H. Stone, and J. B. 
Balsley, Jr., Paul G. Boone, C. E. Kerchner, Ruling Elders. A quorum was 
present. Elder Paul G. Boone was elected clerk. Rev. W. W. Peters presided 
in the Worship service. Elder C. F. Kerchner read the Scripture and 
Rev. R. H. Stone led the evening prayer. Rev. Allen McSween preached 
the sermon. Text Luke 24:52. Rev. R. H. Stone recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and Rev. W. W. Peters propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the 
affirmative. Rev. John A. Womeldorf was installed as Pastor of Brentwood 
Church, according to Chapter 27, Par. 6-7, Book of Church Order. Elder 
J. B. Balsley, Jr., gave the Prayer of Installation. Rev. Carl H. Stark, Jr., 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Paul G. Boone to the 
Congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the leaders of the Congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. W. W. Peters. 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Moderator 
Paul G. Boone, Clerk 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Was presented by Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman. A 
motion was adopted unanimously^ that that part of the 
Manual relative to Manual changes be set aside so that a 
Permanent Committee on Campus Christian Life could be 
included. The recommendations of the Council were 
adopted : 

1. That Presbytery adopt the attached Challenge Budget of $627,- 
830.00 for 1962. 

2. That the attached proposed Presbytery's Tax for 1962 be adopted. 

3. That Presbytery look with favor upon the petition of the people of 
Joyce Chapel asking that they be organized into a Church. That a 
Commission consisting of the Session of the Madison Presbyterian 



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Church, Mr. C. P. Robertson, Elder of the Stoneville Church, Mr. 
Floyd F. Hendley, Elder of the First Church Greensboro, Rev. R. H. 
Stone, Rev. Ben Brown, Rev. Lee Adkins, and Rev. T. Henry 
Patterson, be appointed to effect the organization on October 29, 
1961. 

4. That the Manual of the Presbytery be amended so as to include a 
Permanent Committee on Campus Christian Life. 

5. That Presbytery meet in Adjourned Session on September 27th, 
at 2:30 P.M. in the Gilmer Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro. 

Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

THE COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESENTS TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THE CHALLENGE BUDGET FOR 1962 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES $249,490 

SYNOD'S CAUSES 184,359 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES 193,981 

$627,830 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

World Missions $120,350 

Church Extension 49,800 

Christian Education 24,650 

Annuities & Relief 13,200 

General Fund 40,760 

Inter Church Agencies 730 $249,490 

SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 16,000 

Higher Education 102,700 

Educational Insts $85,857 

Campus Chr. Life 13,043 

Guidance Center 3,800 

Homes 43,340 

Barium Springs $34,340 

Regular $17,987 

Special 16,353 

Presbyterian Home 9,000 

Regular 7,363 

Special 1,637 

Christian Education 14,840 

Inter Church Relations 1,100 ' 

Contingent Salary Fund 6,379 

$184,359 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension $131,000 

Christian Education and Camp New Hope . 30,281 

Office of Orange 22,700 

Glade Valley 10,000 $193,981 



TOTAL 



$627,830 



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PROPOSED TAX FOR 1962 



Assembly Assessment ..$ 6,243.21 
Synod Assessment 9,134.33 



RECOMMEND: 



$15,377.54 

From our small balance we can 
take care of the deficit of $223.19. 



750 up 8764 

500-749 3190 

300-499 3886 

200-299 2051 

100-199 3840 

- 99 1503 



.69 %<^—^ 
.66%(f— 
.64.% 4— 
.62%(^— 

.56% 4— 



6,112.89 
2,129.32 
2,516.19 
1,287.00 
2,256.00 
852.95 



The Tax for Individual Churches is as follows: 



$15,154.35 



Membership 750 and above @ .69%^ 



Burling-ton First . . . 1049 
Church of Covenant 1095 
Greensboro First ..3076 

Graham 762 

High Point First . . 1223 

Sanford First 772 

Starmount 787 



731.68 
763.76 
2,145.51 
531.49 
853.05 
538.47 
548.93 



8764 $6,112.89 
Membership 500-749 @ M%<^ 

Alamance 736 $ 491.28 

Chapel Hill 606 404.51 

Guilford Park 609 406.51 

Mebane 642 428.53 

Reidsville First 597 398.49 



3190 $2,129.32 
Membership 300-499 @ .64 



Asheboro First 362 

Bethany 400 

Buffalo (G) 473 

Crestwood 300 

Hawfields 378 

Leaksville First . . . 448 

Northside 404 

Park Avenue 379 

Piedmont 376 

Shiloh 366 



3886 

Membership 200-299 @ 

Bessemer 210 

Brentwood 200 

Cross Roads 205 

Glenwood 282 

Hillsboro 233 

Jonesboro 271 

St. Andrews 219 

Westminster 218 

White Hill 213 



2051 

Membership 100-199 @ .58' 

Bethel 190 

Bethesda 141 

Bethlehem 113 

Broadway 103 

Buffalo (L) 158 

Dogwood Acres .... 106 

East Burlington 190 

Edgewood 146 

El Bethel 100 



234.90 
259.00 
306.27 
194.25 
244.75 
290.08 
261.59 
245.40 
243.46 
236.99 

$2,516.19 
62%^ 

$ 131.78 
125.50 
128.64 
176.96 
146.21 
170.05 
137.42 
136.79 
133.65 

$1,287.00 

■it 

$ 111.63 
82.84 
66.39 
60.51 
92.83 
62.27 
111.62 
85.78 
58.75 



Faith 169 

Greenwood 127 

Forest Hills 130 

Little River 172 

Madison 150 

Meadowside 196 

Memorial 142 

New Hope 129 

Pleasant Grove 123 

Pocket 164 

Riverview 175 

St. Paul 156 

Sedgefield 186 

Siler City 130 

Smyrna 103 

Springwood 136 

Stony Creek 104 

Yanceyville 101 



3840 

Membership 99 and under 

Black Memorial 77 

Cumnock 28 

Efland 30 

Eno 87 

Euphronia 48 

Fairfield 68 

Farmville 33 

Goldston 15 

Griers 84 

Gulf 28 

Haywood 32 

Hillview 92 

Hope View 90 

Milton 53 

Morningside 79 

Mt. Vernon Springs. 72 

Oakview 35 

Pittsboro 65 

Randolph 73 

Red House 41 

Salem 92 

Speedwell 72 

Stoneville 47 

Trinity 38 

Vandalia 86 

Wentworth 38 



99.28 
74.61 
76.37 

101.05 
88.12 

115.15 
83.42 
75.78 
72.26 
96.35 

102.81 
91.65 

109.27 
76.37 
60.51 
79.90 
61.10 
59.38 

$2,256.00 
@ .56%^ 
$ 43.69 
15.89 
17.03 
49.38 
27.24 
38.59 
18.73 
8.51 
47.67 
15.89 
18.16 
52.21 
51.08 
30.08 
44.83 
40.86 
19.86 
36.89 
41.43 
23.26 
52.21 
40.86 
26.67 
21.57 
48.80 
21.56 



GRAND 
Balance 



1503 $ 852.95 

TOTAL $15,154.35 

223.19 



This tax is payable as of JANUARY 15, 1962. 



$15,377.54 



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STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Kay Misenheimer. The report was 
received as information. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
was admitted to the record. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, September 14, 1961 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission 
on the Minister and His Work has acted in the capacity of a Commis- 
sion in the following matter since the July meeting of Presbytery: 
At its regular meeting on August 10, 1961, the Commission heard 
the request of the Rev. Robert Lee Turner that the pastoral relation- 
ship between himself and the Greenwood and Speedwell Presbyterian 
Churches be dissolved effective August 20, 1961, and that he be 
granted a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Charleston, 
in order that he might accept the call of the Sullivan's Island Pres- 
byterian Church. Ruling Elders W. A. Rankin, of the Speedwell 
Church, and John Overby, of the Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 
reported that at duly called congregational meetings their respective 
congregations had voted to concur with Mr. Turner in his request. 
The request was granted, and the pulpits of the Greenwood and Speed- 
well Churches declared vacant as of August 20, 1961. 

II. Acting as a Committee, your Commission has examined the calls of 
the Griers and Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Churches to the Rev. 
William J. Wrenn, Jr., of the Presbytery of Bethel, to be their pastor, 
and has found the calls in order. Terms of the calls are as follows: 

1. Griers Church: 

a. Salary $2,250.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Vacation of one month 

e. Car allowance $400.00 a year 

f. V2 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the pastor and family 

g. % the cost of moving from Chester, S. C, to manse 

2. Pleasant Grove Church: (Identical terms) 

III. Your Commission recommends : 

1. That the calls of the Griers and Pleasant Grove Churches to the 
Rev. William J. Wrenn, Jr., be approved, and that pending his 
examination and signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations 
the calls be placed in his hands. 

2. That a Commission be appointed to install the Rev. William J. 
Wrenn, Jr., as pastor of the Griers and Pleasant Grove Churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William W. Peters, Chairman 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman. Rev. Wm. J. 
Wrenn, Jr., was introduced to Presbytery. He was exam- 
ined in Experimental Religion by the Moderator; in his 
views on Theology by Rev. W. D. Varker; his views on the 
Sacraments by Rev. Lawrence Avent, and his views on 
Church Government by Rev. John Davis. The examination 
in its several parts and as a whole was sustained. Mr. 
Wrenn accepted the calls of the Griers and Pleasant Grove 
Churches, signed the Book of Obligations, and was enrolled 
as a Minister in Orange Presbytery. 

TRUSTEES OF GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL 

Mr. John Kellenberger, Chairman, introduced Mr. Harold 
Jones, Superintendent of Glade Valley, who gave a progress 
report on the School. The report was received as informa- 
tion and the recommendations were adopted as amended. 
In view of the growing responsibilities and opportunities 
for service which face Glade Valley School, the Trustees 
recommend : 

1. That local congregations be encouraged to support Glade Valley- 
School through prayer and gifts. 

2. That controlling Presbyteries increase their gifts to a larger per- 
centage of the operating budget of the school, if the way be clear. 
Last year they totalled 21%. 

3. That each Presbytery elect or re-elect Trustees for Glade Valley- 
School with consideration of their interest in the school; especially 
permitting those Trustees who are active in its work to be re- 
elected. 

4. That pledges and promises to the Boys' Dormitory Building Fund 
be paid as early as possible thereby saving 5% interest on our 
bank loan. 

5. That congregations who for one reason or another didn't sign a 
pledge to our Building Fund in 1961, include Glade Valley Building 
Fund in their 1962 and 1963 budgets to help liquidate our indebted- 
ness and loan at the bank. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:15 P.M. with prayer 
by Rev. J. W. Walkup. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P.M. for the second part 
of the Centennial Program. The service proceeded as fol- 
lows : 

Hymn : **Hark ! the Voice of Jesus Crying" 



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Prayer — Dr. Marshall S. Woodson 

Introduction of Speaker Dr. Roy E. Watts 

Address — ''Our Mission to the Nation" — Dr. William Tali- 
ferro Thompson 

Hymn No. 250, ''Break Thou the Bread of Life" 

Communion: Dr. B. R. Lacy, Jr., Dr. Wm. T. Thompson 
and the Elders of the First Presbyterian Church 

Hymn No. 473, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" 

Benediction — Dr. Roy Watts 

Business Session : Men adjourn to the Chapel 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Dr. Ben Brown, Chairman. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendation 
adopted. 

That Presbytery authorize the Trustees of Presbytery to 
borrow up to $15,000.00 to finance temporarily the purchase 
of a church site in the Northwestern section of Greensboro. 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 

A progress report on St. Andrews College and the present 
Campaign was presented by Mr. Charles Thomas. He re- 
ported that $1,300,000.00 has been received and encouraged 
the churches to continue their support of the Campaign. 

COMMITTEE ON HOMES 

Rev. J. W. Walkup stated that the Committee had no report. 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. S. N. Thomas. He gave information 
about the Pioneer and Senior Leaders' Retreat and the 
Christian Education Workshop. In connection with this 
report Rev. James Bearss presented the Covenant Life 
Seminar Plans. The report was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
was adopted : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

(Class of 1964 and Existing Vacancies) 
I. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

1964— Herman G. MacLean, R. D. White 
II. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
1964— John E. Eliason, C. Douglas Taylor 

III. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery 

1964— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Thomas M. Richmond (SS) 

2. Davidson College 

1965— T. Henry Patterson (SS) 

3. Glade Valley 

1962— Allen C. McSween 

1963— Samuel R. Fudge, John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Single- 
tary (SS), George Mason (SS), T. D. Jones 

IV. DIRECTORS OF CAMP NEW HOPE 
1962— Horace D. Douty (RE) 

1964— Clyde C. Cole (SS), J. E. Pleasants (SS), W. G. Springs 
(SS), H. Earl Woodall, W. B. Clement, Mrs. Henry H. Latham 

V. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations 

A. Theology 

1964— J. W. Orders, Jr. (SS) 

B. Sacraments 

1964— Roy K. Patteson 

C. Church Government 
1962— John C. Whitley (RE) 
1964— Wm. M. Currie (SS) 

D. English Bible 
1964— William Brown 

2. Nominations (Elected from floor at January meeting) 

3. Sessional Records 

Chairman — Charles E. Kerchner 

1963— Mac M. Foust (RE) 

1964— Charles E. Kerchner 

4. World Missions and Overseas Relief 

1964— Arthur J. Foster, E. Lee Willingham, Hilton G. West (SS) 

5. Annuities and Relief 

1964— Lacy McAllister, C. Almon Mclver (SS) 

6. Church Extension 
Chairman — Ben F. Brown 

1963— Roy E. Watts (RE) 

1964— W. E. Massey, Jr., Ben F. Brown (SS), J. A. Grumpier 
(SS), J. L. Jones (SS), Robert P. Richardson (SS) 

7. Higher Education 

1964— James H. Wade (SS) 



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8. Christian Education 

1962— Clifford D. Caldwell (RE), John L. Davis, II (RE) 

1964 — Pete R. Armstrong, W. A. Lambert, Lee W. Adkins (SS), 

Mrs. John R. Dail, Mrs. Joseph C. Estes, Miss Sarah Wilson 

9. Homes 

1964— W. Clark Porter, III (SS), Willard G. Wilson (SS), John 
A. Womeldorf (SS), Mrs. W. L. Shoffner (SS) 

10. General Fund Agencies 

1964— Samuel S. Cappel (SS), M. C. Loy (SS), Chairman General 
Fund Agencies — Women of the Church 

11. Worship 

Chairman — Walter H. Goodman, Jr. — 1964 

12. Women's Work 

1964— Sydney Green (SS) 

13. Evangelism 

1964— R. Don Carson (SS) 

14. Stewardship Promotion 
1962— Burton M. Sherrod (RE) 

1964— W. E. Lytch (SS), Sion A. Boney, Clarence D. Jones, John 
R. Dail 

15. Christian Relations 
1964— W. R. Straughn 

16. Presbyterian Survey 

Chairman — George V. Hunter, Jr. — 1963 

VI. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Foundation 

Chairman— Karl E. Prickett, Roy E. Watts (RE) 

Code: (RE) replacement 
(SS) succeed self 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. PiephofF, Chairman. The 
report was adopted. 

Your Committee recommends that the following Commis- 
sion be appointed : 

Commission to Install Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. pastor of the 
Griers and Pleasant Grove Churches on October 8, 1961 at 
Griers at 10:00 A.M. and Pleasant Grove at 11:15 A.M. 
Rev. I. E. Birdseye to preside; Rev. R. Don Carson, to 
preach ; Rev. J. H. Wade, to charge the minister ; Mr. Frank 
Smith, to oifer the prayer of dedication. Mr. W. P. Cook, 
to charge the congregation at Griers and Mr. Joe Warren 
to charge the congregation at Pleasant Grove. 

The following Commission v^as appointed to organize if 
the v^ay be clear, the petitioners of Joyce Chapel into a 
Presbyterian Church on November 5th at 7:30 P.M. Rev. 



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T. Henry Patterson, Chairman, the Session of the Madison 
Church, Mr. C. P. Robertson of the Stoneville Church, Rev. 
Ben F. Brown, Lee W. Adkins, R. H. Stone and Mr. Floyd 
F. Hendley, of Greensboro First. 

PRESBYTERY-OWNED OFFICE BUILDING 

The report was presented by Mr. J. A. Crumpler, Chairman. 
It was received as information. 

MANSE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by Mr. L. H. Bennett, Chairman. 
It was received as information. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Allen McSween was unanimously designated as Moder- 
ator nominee for the Three Hundred Eighty-Fifth Stated 
Meeting. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The second reading of the following Manual change was 
given: *'So that the report of Women's Work will be heard 
at the September Meeting." The change was adopted. 

NEW BUSINESS 

The follov/ing Manual Change was accepted as a first 
reading : 

"That the following be substituted under GENERAL POLICIES, 

1. Meetings of Presbytery (Page 18). 

"that the regular stated meetings of the Presbytery shall be held 
on the third Thursday of the months of January, April, July, and 
September and shall be known as the Winter, Spring, Summer, 
and Fall Meetings respectively." 

A motion was adopted that the Centennial addresses of 
Dr. B. R. Lacy, Jr., and Dr. W. T. Thompson be printed 
in the Minutes. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

Was announced as the Westminster Church, January 18, 
1962. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved and 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Stated Clerk Pro Tern 



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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF BURLINGTON 

(Condensed from a History prepared by Joan Brock) 

When the present City of Burlington was known as the ''Company Shops 
Community" (for the shops of the North Carolina Railroad were being 
constructed) in 1857 Rev. Archibald Currie, pastor of the Graham Church, 
began holding services in an open wood shed of the Company shops. This 
service was on Sunday afternoons and was reaching mainly those presently 
employed in construction. 

The community began to grow. Services were held in a new school 
building. Later combined services were held in a Masonic Lodge hall. Mr. 
Currie preached two Sunday nights a month. Ministers of other denomina- 
tions also preached in the community services. 

On June 15th 1879 the Presbyterian Church was organized. Rev. B. W. 
Mebane, Graham pastor, served as Stated Supply on two Sunday nights 
each month. For his two year supplyship he was paid $50.00 each year. 
There were 18 charter members of the Company Shops Presbyterian 
Church. 

The first Sessional report in 1880 showed a membership of 25. Total 
gifts were $133.37. In 1887 the name was changed to the Burlington Pres- 
byterian Church. By this time the congregation had its own Sunday School. 

The period of 1889-1906 marked an era of growth and expansion. County 
records show that the N. C. Railroad Company sold the church 35/100 of 
an acre of land at the corner of Front and Church Streets for $25.00. In 
June 1891 the congregation entered their first church and dedicated 
it to the Worship of God. Until 1894 the Church had had five Stated 
Supplies or part-time pastors. 

In March 1895 the Church for the first time had its full time pastor — 
Rev. M. M. Shields. In 1896 the membership was 130. During his ministry 
a mission chapel was built in the Elmira Mills Community, which was 
later named The Second Presbyterian Church, which is now the Park 
Avenue Church. 

In 1906 when the Church was approaching the half Century mark the 
Session reported 165 members, 172 in Sabbath School, and funds collected 
$1,279.00 of which $475.00 was "pastor's salary actually paid." 

Rev. Donald Mclver's ministry (1906-1921) has been termed "Missionary 
Years". On August 5, 1913 the Elmira Chapel was organized as a Church. 
Four years later two other missions were organized into churches in the 
same year: Piedmont, January 15, and Eldermont on February 11, 1917. 
And in August 1921 the East Burlington Church was organized. 

Even though the Church was repeatedly giving of her members to these 
new organizations the parent body was growing. Early in 1909 a Committee 
was appointed to solicit funds for remodeling the Church building. They 
were insisting that the architect prepare plans not to cost in excess of 
$7,000.00. Within the year the building was enlarged and in 1914 was dedi- 
cated. In 1912 a pipe organ costing $2,000.00 was installed, the congrega- 
tion and the Carnegie Foundation providing equal amounts. 

At the end of Dr. Mclver's ministry the membership was 351. 

Another section of history is "Growing with Burlington (1921-1942)". 
The church was receiving its share of newcomers to the city for in 1933 the 
Church roll was 410. The two ministers serving in this period were Dr. 
Wm. R. Potter 1921-1933 and Dr. J. R. McGregor 1934-1942. During Dr. 
McGregor's pastorate plans were initiated for relocation and a new church 
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by Mr, W H. May, Sr. In 1942 the roll was 940 and total gifts were 
$23,028.00. 

The era of Dr. Chester Alexander (1942-1961). On November 1, 1942 
Dr. Chester Alexander was installed pastor of the Church. He soon saw 
the need for a religious work in the community around the present North- 
side Church. A Sunday School was established, a chapel was built and 
soon the Kirkpatrick Heights Church was organized, later to change its 
name to Northside. 

In 1945 the building fund urge was reactivated and plans for the new 
church were progressing. The present site was purchased for $37,500.00. 
In 1951 the congregation authorized the Committee to let a contract for 
$551,000.00, electrical, air-conditioning and landscaping were not included. 
The late Mr. Ralph M. Holt, Sr., was Chairman and Treasurer of the build- 
ing committee. Other members were Messrs. T. D. Cooper, Sr., G. E. 
Barker, C. E. Scott, C. V. Sharpe, W. H. May, Jr., T. S. Neal, Rudy Fon- 
ville, J. S. May, L. D. Tucker, and Mrs. R. W. Barnwell, Sr. 

In May 1953 the present church with its spacious lawns, towering trees 
and spire pointing skyward was completed at a cost of approximately 
$750,000.00. 

On July 16, 1961 after a pastorate of eighteen years, eight and one half 
months. Dr. Alexander was called to his eternal reward. He had presided 
at the Lord's Table, greeted the worshippers as they left the sanctuary, 
then laid down to a deserved and eternal rest. 

The last report showed a Communicant roll of 1049 with 949 enrolled in 
Sunday School. There are 27 elders; 33 deacons; the gifts to Benevolences 
in 1960 were $49,041.00; to Current Expenses $60,787.00; Building Fund 
$260.00; with a grand total of $110,088.00. The Women of the Church have 
excellent leadership and are splendidly organized. Mrs. Ralph M. Holt, 
Sr., and Mrs. Riifus D. Wilson have been presidents of the Women of the 
Church of Orange Presbytery. Mrs. Wilson is past president of the 
Women of the Church of the Synod of North Carolina. 

During Dr. Alexander's pastorate there was activity in promoting Negro 
Work. Last year a site was purchased in an area west of the city for a 
colonization movement of the First Church. Dr. Alexander was the 
champion of many worthy causes. 

The present Church staff consists of Rev. James E. Bearss, Minister of 
Education, Dr. Marshall Scott Woodson, Interim Pastor, Miss Frances 
Pritchett, Executive Secretary, Mr. Lawrence B. Hedgpeth, Jr., Organist, 
and Mr. Arnold Wagoner, Custodian. 



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MINUTES OF THE SECOND ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOURTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

September 27, 1961 

The Second Adjourned Meeting of the Three Hundred Eighty- 
Fourth Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. R. H. Stone, at 2 :30 P.M., Septem- 
ber 27th, 1961, at the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C. Presbytery was led in prayer by Dr. Joseph Garrison. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTER ELDER . CHURCH 

Lee W. Adkins 

Lawrence W. Avent . . . . H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

James E. Bearss Charlie Wright Burlington First 

Sam S. Cappel 

John L. Davis i 

John E. Eliason 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . 

Jos. M. Garrison Harold M. Bailey Church of the Covenant 

George H. V. Hunter, Jr.. 

W. E. Lytch 

Wm. E. Massey, Jr 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Allen C. McSween 

J. M. Millard 

Kay M. Misenheimer .... 

J. W. Orders 

T. Henry Patterson 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr 

W. W. Peters R. E. Stratford Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff 

W. Clark Porter, III 

John A. Redhead, Jr Floyd F. Hendley Greensboro First 

R. H. Stone 

William D. Varker 

James H. Wade 

Roy E. Watts 

Jno. A. Womeldorf 

Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr 

R. M. Weatherly Alamance 

L. H. Bennett Guilford Park 



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WELCOME 

Presbytery was welcomed to the host Church by the Rev. 
Lee Adkins. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. A letter from Dr. Harold Dudley concerning the meetings on Be- 
quests and Deferred Gifts. Received as information. 

2. Minutes of the Commission to Install Rev. James E. Wood. These 
were admitted to record. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Riverview Church September 17, 1961 — 7:00 P.M. and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. John C. Whitley. Members present: Elders 
Henry Shelton, Jack Thomas, and Ministers R. H. Stone and T. Henry 
Patterson. A quorum was present. Elder Henry Shelton was elected 
clerk. Rev. J. C. Whitley presided in the worship service. Rev. R. H. 
Stone preached the sermon. Text 1st Cor. 4:17. Rev. J. C. Whitley 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Rev. Jas. E. Wood was installed as Pastor 
of Riverview Church, according to Chapter 27, Paragraphs 6-7, Book 
of Church Order. Rev. John C. Whitley delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Rev. T. Henry Patterson to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the leaders of the congregation came 
forward and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial 
reception and affectionate regard." The minutes were read and ap- 
proved and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

John C. Whitley, Moderator 
Henry M. Shelton, Clerk 

OLD BUSINESS 

Mr. Floyd Hendley presented the following resolution 
which was adopted : 

RESOLUTION 

RESOLVED, That the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are 
hereby, authorized and empowered to purchase from W. E. McMillan 
and wife Julia P. McMillan, a tract of land fronting 125 feet on the north- 
western margin of Westridge Road and 275 feet on the southern margin 
of Whitehurst Street, with the improvements to be removed by the sellers, 
with the exception of the furniture store building, which is to remain, 
for the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) cash. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That in order to provide a portion of 
the purchase price, the said Trustees be, and they are hereby, authorized 
to procure a loan of $12,500.00 from Southern Life Insurance Company, 
Greensboro, North Carolina, with interest at 6% per annum, said note to 
be repaid in twenty semiannual installments of $625.00 each, together 
with semiannual interest, and with the privilege of paying additional 



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amounts on the principal on any interest payment date without penalty 
or charge. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That said Trustees be, and they are 
hereby, authorized to execute such promissory note, deed of trust and other 
documents, and to take such other actions, as may be necessary to con- 
summate the transaction. 

CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a 
resolution adopted at an adjourned meeting of Orange Presbytery held on 
September 28, 1961 at Church. 

This the 28th day of September, 1961. 

Stated Clerk 
Orange Presbytery 

NEW BUSINESS 

Mr. Floyd Hendley presented the following recommenda- 
tion from the Council of Orange Presbytery and it was 
adopted : 

"The Council nominates as Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery, 
Rev. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., presently Superintendent of Church Ex- 
tension of Louisiana Presbytery, and recommends to Presbytery that 
the terms of the call be as follows : 

1. Salary: $7,200.00 a year 

2. Manse furnished, including all utilities 

2. (a) 71/2% M.A.F. . - 

3. One month's vacation each year 

4. Social security, life insurance and hospitalization insurance, on 
the Executive Secretary; and hospitalization insurance on his 
dependents, paid by the Presbytery. 

5. Automobile expenses for use on official business, paid by the 
Presbytery. 

6. Moving expenses, paid by Presbytery 

7. Date service to begin to be arranged by the Council 

The Call to Rev. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., with the terms of 
the above recommendation was approved by Presbytery. 
The following persons were designated by Presbytery to 
sign the Call : 

Mr. Floyd F. Hendley 
Mr. Charles S. Wilkins 
Rev. Ben F. Brown 
Rev. William Currie 
Rev. William Peters 
Mr. Boyd Clapp 

A motion was adopted that it be understood that the call 
to Mr. Cheshire include the duties of Stated Clerk and 
Central Treasurer and that he be so informed. 



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A motion was adopted that Presbytery request the Council 
to appoint a sub-committee to study the duties of the 
Executive Secretary, Office Secretary, and Director of Per- 
sonnel of Christian Education to clarify their duties and re- 
lationships and bring recommendations to Presbytery. 

Mr. Floyd Hendley presented the following resolution from 
The Council and it was adopted : 

The Council of Orange Presbytery recommends to the Presbytery the 
adoption of the following resolution : 

WHEREAS, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire shall be called, or may be called, 
to serve the Presbytery as its Executive Secretary upon the retirement of 
Dr. R. H. Stone. 

AND WHEREAS, Presbytery's Manse at No. 908 Avery Drive, Greens- 
boro, N. C, is not large enough for Rev. Cheshire's family. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presbytery, in 
adjourned meeting regularly called, convened and held, at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., on September 27, 1961, that in the 
event Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire becomes Executive Secretary of Orange 
Presbytery upon the retirement of Dr. R. H. Stone, the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to 
sell or exchange the present Manse at No. 908 Avery Drive, Greensboro, 
N. C, for a larger Manse in the City of Greensboro, provided that the 
monthly payments upon the financing necessary for the acquisition of a 
new Manse not be in excess of the present payments, and that the debt 
of Presbytery for the Manse be not increased more than $3,500.00. 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, 
and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to take all necessary ac- 
tions to dispose of the present Manse, by sale or exchange, and to acquire 
a new Manse, subject to the terms and provisions above set out. 

Rev. George Hunter presented the following resolution 
which was adopted. 

'That Presbytery approve of a loan of $10,000.00 by the Randolph 
Church from Synod's Church and Manse Loan Fund and authorize 
the Trustees of Presbytery to endorse the note." 
Dr. Allen McSween asked for a place on the docket at the 
January Meeting for the report of the Resolutions Com- 
mittee appointed to express the appreciation of Presbytery 
for the work of the retiring Executive Secretary. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes were read and approved after which Pres- 
bytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was offered 
by the Rev. Lawrence Avent. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 



Jerry C. McCann, Stated Clerk Pro Tern 



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CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 2, 1961 

The Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. R. H. Stone, at 2:30 P.M. on November 
2, 1961 in the Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C. Dr. Stone led in prayer. 

ROLL 

The Roll v^as taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins 

James E. Bearss 

Irving E. Birdseye S. E. Atcheson Guilford Park 

Ben F. Brown R. M. Weatherly .... Alamance 

Bill Brown 

C. C. Caldwell Chas W. Perry High Point First 

John L. Davis 

John E. Eliason 

Charles Fitzpatrick 

Jos. M. Garrison 

George H. V. Hunter, Jr. . L. R. Blakley Randolph 

Jerry C. McCann Donald M. Causey St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel 

Allen C. McSween 

Kay M. Misenheimer .... 

W. E. Lytch 

J. W. Orders 

T. Henry Patterson 

W. S. Patterson 

Roy K. Patteson 

W. W. Peters Aubrey C. Thompson .Graham 

Waldo P. Robertson 

R. H. Stone 

John A. Womeldorf 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr 

Earl Woodall 

Marshall S. Woodson 

C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

THE CALL 

The call of the meeting was read and found in order as 
follows : 

OCTOBER 20, 1961 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, Orange Presbytery 
is called to meet November 2, 1961 at 2:30 P.M. in Chapel of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, to attend to the following mat- 
ters, if the way be clear: 



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1. To consider and adopt a resolution authorizing the Trustees to 
purchase another manse and dispose of the present manse. 

2. To authorize the Trustees to rent the new manse for a period of 
months. 

3. To elect an Executive Secretary with present functions to carry 
on until the arrival on June 1st of Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

4. To receive Rev. Marshall Scott Woodson. 

5. To act upon any matter that should be brought to floor by either 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work or the Committee 
on Church Extension. 

6. To act upon any other matter arising out of the above. 

Fraternally, 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 

PRIVILEGES OF THE FLOOR 

By vote of Presbytery the following Elders were given the 
privilege of the floor: Floyd Hendley, Charles Wilkins, 
J. Boyd Clapp. 

BUSINESS 

1. Mr. Floyd Hendley presented the following resolution 
concerning the purchase of a new manse and the dis- 
position of the old manse. The resolution was adopted. 

"WHEREAS, Presbytery has heretofore authorized its Trustees to sell 
or exchange the present Manse at No. 908 Avery Drive, Greensboro, N. C, 
for a larger manse in the City of Greensboro, N. C, for the use of Rev. 
C. Linwood Cheshire, who has been called to serve Presbytery as its Execu- 
tive Secretary upon the retirement of Dr. R. H. Stone, all upon certain 
conditions. 

"AND WHEREAS, a larger Manse has been found, and it is necessary 
to make arrangements for the acquisition of said property before the sale 
of No. 908 Avery Drive. 

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presbytery, in 
called meeting regularly convened and held at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, on November 2, 1961, 2:30 P.M., that the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are hereby, authorized and 
empowered to purchase from Robert J. Andrews and Ruby V. Andrews, 
owners, the residence at No. 905 Caswell Drive, Greensboro, N. C, for the 
sum of $26,000.00, to be paid $5,700.00 in cash, with the balance of $20,- 
300.00 to be paid by assuming the existing balance of deed of trust held by 
Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, and to obtain the cash pay- 
ment by refinancing the property at No. 908 Avery Drive. After the Avery 
Drive property is vacated, it shall be sold. 

"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Trustees of Orange Presby- 
tery be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to take all neces- 
sary actions to acquire the new Manse and later to dispose of the present 
Manse. The Trustees are particularly authorized to increase the long-term 
payments by a small amount, if necessary." 



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2. A motion was made and adopted that the Trustees be 
authorized to rent the new manse at 905 Caswell Drive 
for $150.00 per month until May 1st or May 15th, 1962. 

3. Election of an interim Executive Secretary. 

a. A motion was made and adopted that Rev. R. H. 
Stone be elected interim Executive Secretary until 
June 1, 1962. 

b. A motion was made and adopted that the date of 
Mr. Stone's retirement be extended until June 1, 
1962. 

4. Reception of Dr. Marshall Scott Woodson 

Dr. Marshall Scott Woodson was introduced to Presby- 
tery. A Certificate of Dismissal from Concord Presby- 
tery was read and received as information. Dr. Woodson 
was examined in Experimental Religion by the Modera- 
tor; in Theology by Rev. William Orders; in the Sacra- 
ments by Rev. Roy Patteson ; and in Church Government 
by Rev. John Davis. The examination in its several 
parts and as a whole was sustained as satisfactory. 

Dr. Woodson signed the Book of Obligations and was en- 
rolled as a Minister of Orange Presbjrtery. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes were read and approved after which Pres- 
bytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was offered 
by Dr. Marshall S. Woodson. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Stated Clerk Pro Tern 



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THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIFTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
3906 Friendly Road, Greensboro, N. C. 
January 18, 1962 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Fifth Stated Session of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. H. 
Stone, at 9:30 A.M. on January 18, 1962 at the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N. C. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTER ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 

Lee W. Adkins 

Lawrence W. Avent . . . . W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

Harry Barnett G. L. McNeill Broadway 

C. W. Cameron Salem 

Vance Barron F. J. Andrews Chapel Hill 

Jas. E. Bearss Jack S. Cates Burlington 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Thompson Guilford Park 

Coy Bovender M. C. Loy Shiloh 

J, A. Boyd 

Ben F. Brown A. G. Greeson, Sr Alamance 

C. D. Caldwell 

Sam S. Cappel Murry W. Ferguson . . Mebane 

R. Don Carson W. C. Donnell Sanf ord First 

J. S. Cook 

Wm. M. Currie 

J, R. Dail Gilbert Matthews St. Andrews 

John L. Davis Walter Clark Vandalia 

Horace D. Douty 

Chas. G. Fitzpatrick .... 
M. M. Foust 

Sam Fudge Roland Dodson New Hope 

Joseph M. Garrison D. H. Cashwell Church of the Covenant 

W. H. Goodman John Griffin Sedgefield 

Sam R. Hope C. S. McGahey Forest Hills 

George H. V. Hunter .... 

Marion S. Huske 

F. S. Johnston 

W. E. Lytch C. J. Law Bethesda 

Clyde C. Cole Yanceyville 

Jerry C. McCann Frank Vanstory St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel J. K. Brothers Springwood 

Eric McQuitty Arthur F. Holman El-Bethel 

Allen C. McSween J. S. Vincent Starmount 

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Kay M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe Park Avenue 

Zane M. Moore Victor King Morningside 

Marion J. Murray Ervin Bryan Jonesboro 

J. William Orders John H. Lewis Memorial 

T. Henry Patterson .... Jas. A. Wilson Madison 

DeWitt Evans Joyce 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr Roy Heath Meadowside 

W. S. Patterson 

Douglas L. Paulson Jas. H. Parker Siler City 

W. W. Peters Buryl Hinshaw Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff J. Blair Long Bethany 

W. Clark Porter, III C. B. Pope, Jr Eno 

A. V. Ray W. G. Rakestraw .... Smyrna 

J. T. Roberts Wentworth 

John A. Redhead, Jr Karl E. Prickett Greensboro First 

Waldo P. Robertson .... 

Burton Sherrod Nick Johnson East Burlington 

Carl H. Stark, Jr R. A. Sumner Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas D. G. Scott Hawfields 

W. D. Varker Spurgeon Harcum .... Westminster 

James H. Wade Ernest E. Patterson . . Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup Lynn Fields Buffalo (L) 

Roy Watts Chas. E. Stuart High Point First 

John Womeldorf A. K. Martin Brentwood 

James E. Wood Henry M. Shelton . . . . Riverview 

H. Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr C. F. Smith Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

L. L. Holt Bessemer 

C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

John A. Waddell Black Memorial 

J. L. Jones Buffalo (G) 

Howard McAdams Efland 

Clark C. Burritt Faith 

Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

Bob May Hope View 

R. I. Smith, Jr Leaksville First 

J. E. Latta Little River 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

R. L. Littlejohn Northside 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Wade Barber Pittsboro 

W. J. Fetzer Reidsville First 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

Henry J. Thiel Stony Creek 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro First, Cumnock, Edgewood, Euphronia, Farm- 
ville, Goldston, Glenwood, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Milton, 
Pocket, Randolph, Red House, Speedwell, Trinity and 
White Hill. 

The Rev. Walter Goodman conducted the opening worship 
with a prayer and the singing of ''Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is 
Mine." The retiring Moderator, Rev. R. H. Stone, preached the 



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sermon on the subject, Following the Ways of Paul, from the 
text I Corinthians 4 :17b, *'My ways which be in Christ." 

ELECTION OF TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Roy Patteson and Rev. Earl Woodall were elected 
to serve as Temporary Clerks. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR 

Rev. Allen McSween, Pastor of the Starmount Presbyterian 
Church, who was nominated at the last meeting, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder David Fuquay reviewed the history of the West- 
minster Church and extended a cordial welcome to the 
Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. W. D. Varker. The printed docket 
as amended was adopted as follows : 

DOCKET 

THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIFTH STATED 
SESSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
3906 Friendly Road, Greensboro, N. C. 
January 18, 1962 

9:30 A.M. Call to Order, Rev. R. H. Stone 

Opening Worship, Rev. W. H. Goodman, Jr. 
Sermon — The retiring Moderator 
10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator (Rev. Allen McSween, Nominee) and 

temporary clerks 
Address of Welcome — Mr. David Fuquay 
Report of Committee on Orders, Rev. W. D. Varker 
Introduction of visiting brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

Appointment of Special Committees 

1. Installations 

2. Records and Amendments to BOCO 
10:30 A.M. Commission on the Minister and His Work — 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Committee on Examinations — Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 
(Reception of Ministers) 
11:15 A.M. World Mission Committee — Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Chairman 
Address: Rev. David V. Miller, from the Congo 



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11:45 A.M. Examination of Sessional Records — Mr. Chas E. Kerchner, 
Chairman 

12:45 P.M. Committee on Church Extension, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
The work of the Presbyterian Foundation — Mr. Karl Prickett 
1:00 P.M. Recess for LUNCH 
2:00 P.M. Reconvene 

Committees and Council reporting: 

1. Christian Education — Rev, Sam N. Thomas, Chairman 
Presentation of Covenant Life Curriculum, Rev. James 

Bearss 

2. Board of Directors of Camp New Hope, Mr. Staley Gar- 
rison, Chairman 

3. Joint report of Directors and C. E. Committee, Mr. Coy 
Stack 

4. Courtesy 

5. Higher Education — Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 
Sub-committee on Candidates — Rev. Irving Birdseye, 

Chairman 

6. Council of Orange — Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

7. Evangelism, Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman 

8. Installations 

9. Presbytery-Owned Office Building, Mr. J. A. Grumpier, 

Chairman 

10. Christian Relations — Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman 

11. Nominations — Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

Election of Class of 1964 (three members) on Nominations 
(Nominations are made from the floor — vote by written 
ballot) 

Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 
Reading Manual changes 
Unfinished business 

Time (April 19, 1962) and place of next meeting 
Reading and correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. J. A. Boyd, Rev. Samuel R. Hope, and Rev. David 
Miller were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time were introduced to Presbytery. The Moderator also 
recognized Miss Helen Cole, Area Director of Christian 
Education; Mrs. K. L. Whittington, Secretary at Presby- 
tery's Office; and Mr. Charles Hamilton of the Greensboro 
Record. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following manner : 

1. Requests to be excused from attendance on today's session were 
granted to Revs. W. T. Thompson, Marshall S. Woodson, E. Lee 
Willmgham, Bill Brown, John E. Eliason and John Whitley. 



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2. Announcement was made of the reception of Presbyterial Dismis- 
sions of Ministers Rev. J. Alston Boyd, Abingdon Presbytery; 
Rev. Samuel R. Hope, Montgomery Presbytery; and Rev. Charles 
W. McNutt, Kanawha Presbytery. 

3. Requests for change in calls to pastors were approved as follows: 
Buffalo (G) from $6,000 to $6,300; Faith from $4,800 to $5,400; 
Guilford Park to increase to $6,500. 

4. Annual letter from Chaplain Gerald Reiff was read. 

5. Communication from Rev. John Eliason asking that the Presby- 
tery take action to conform to the request of the Assembly regard- 
ing a Committee on Christianity and Health. This was referred 
to the Committee on Christian Relations. 

6. Minutes of Commissions were admitted to record as follows: 
To Organize the Joyce Presbyterian Church. 

To Install Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE JOYCE PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL 

The Commission of Orange Presbytery to organize Joyce Presbyterian 
Chapel met, agreeably to appointment, November 5, at 7 :30 P.M. 1961. 
The Commission was opened with prayer by Dr. Ben F. Brown. C. P. 
Robertson was elected clerk. 

The following were present: Ministers T, Henry Patterson, Chairman; 
Ben F. Brown, R. Hamlin Stone; Elders J. Bennie Joyce, Edgar A. Penn, 
W. Siegfried Smith, James A. Wilson, Carlyle B. Lewis, J. L. Roberts and 
Dr. A. M. Cox of the Madison Church, and C. P. Robertson of the Stoneville 
Church. 

The Chairman outlined a proposed procedure for the organization of the 
church, which was adopted. The Commission recessed to lead the congrega- 
tion in worship service. Elder James A. Wilson read the Scripture lesson, 
and Dr. Ben F. Brown, of the Alamance Church, preached from Phil. 
4:19 on "The All Sufficient Christ." 

Mr. T. Moyer Martin presented those who were to become charter 
members in three groups: (1) By transfer from the Stoneville Church, (2) 
By reaffirmation of faith, and (3) By profession of faith and baptism. 
Each group was received by the Commission and the chairman baptized 
those who came on profession of faith. All the new members stood and 
entered into covenant by answering affirmatively, with the uplifted hand, 
the question prescribed in the Book of Church Order, Paragraph 26. After 
prayer by elder C. P. Robertson, the chairman declared that they were 
constituted a church according to the Word of God and the faith and order 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 



Communicants 



Mr. Hass B. Kallam 

Mrs. Florence Martin Kallam 

Mr. DeWitt Evans 

Mrs. Grace Joyce Evans 

Mr. Pearly C. Martin 

Mrs. Pearly C. Martin 

Mr. Walter Martin 

Mr. Homer Carter 

Mrs. Estelle Joyce Carter 



Mr. Raymond Clarke 

Mrs. Ruby Clarke 

Miss Norma Jean Manuel 

Mr, Raymond Wayne Clarke 

Mr. Norman Franklin Manuel 

Mrs. Delora Joyce Manuel 

Mrs. Moir Martin 

Mr. Moir Martin 

Miss Bettie Florence Kallam 



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Mrs. Nellie King Kallam Miss Mary Lucile Carter 

Mr. Larry Van Kallam Miss Rosa Mae Joyce 

Mr. Timothy Gwynn Kallam Mr. Samuel Hays Joyce 

Mr. Hilton Boone Kallam Miss Martha Jane Price 

Mr. Ralph Martin Kallam Mr. Horace Bruce Wilson 

Mrs. Nancy Powell Kallam Mrs. Pearl Wilson 

Mrs. Liliton (Mrs. Clyde) Joyce Mr. James Carlton Evans 

Miss Helen Joyce Mr. Harvy Glenn Clark 

Mr. John Terry Joyce Mrs. Vera (Harvy G.) Clark 

By Profession of Faith and Baptism 

Miss Carolyn Joyce 
Mrs. Minnie Lee Evans 
v., Miss Nancy Evans 

Received from the Stoneville Baptist Church 

Mr. Thomas P. Price 

Mrs. Minnie Smith (Mrs. Thomas P.) Price 

The congregation voted to name the new church The Joyce Presbyterian 
Church. 

The following officers were elected: Elders T. Moir Martin, H. B. Kal- 
lam and DeWitt Evans; Deacons Homer Carter and Raymond Clarke. 

The Rev. R. Hamlin Stone, Executive Secretary, brought appropriate 
greetings from Orange Presbytery. 

Welcome on behalf of the Madison Church was given by Elder J. L. 
Roberts. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson was appointed to serve as Stated Supply until 
the next meeting of Presbytery. 

Following the dismissal of the congregation the Commission reconvened. 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson was appointed to moderate the session of the new 
church. The Commission extended the period to receive charter members 
through the present church year. After the minutes were approved the 
meeting was closed with prayer by the chairman. 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
C. P. Robertson, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. WM. J. WRENN, JR. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr., pastor of 
the Griers and Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Churches, met at the Griers 
Church at 10:00 A.M. and at Pleasant Grove at 11:15 A.M. on October 8, 
1961. The Commission was opened with a prayer led by Rev. J. H. Wade. 
Other members present were Revs. Irving Birdseye, Chairman, R. Don 
Carson and Elders W. P. Cook and C. F. Smith, who was elected clerk. 

Rev. Irving Birdseye presided during the worship services in which Rev. 
R. Don Carson preached. The Chairman recited the proceedings of the 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions. Having been 
answered in the affirmative by the pastor-elect and the congregations he 
was declared installed pastor of the Griers and Pleasant Grove Churches in 
accordance with Chapter 27-7 of the Book of Church Order. Rev. J. H. 
Wade gave the charge to the pastor and Mr. W. P. Cook gave the charge 
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Mr. Wrenn pronounced the benediction and was greeted by members of 
the congregations. After the last service the Commission approved the 
minutes and was adjourned with a prayer led by the Chairman. 



The statistical Report to the General Assembly was pre- 
sented by the Stated Clerk and adopted by Presbytery. 
A Historical Sketch of the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church was adopted to be printed in the Minutes. 
The Moderator appointed the following Committees: 

BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Chairman 
Rev. W. E. Lytch 
Elder Charles Stewart 

COURTESY 

Rev. George Hunter, Chairman 
Rev. Horace Douty 
Elder John Lewis 

INSTALLATIONS 

Rev. Larry Avent, Chairman 
Rev. William Brown 
Rev. Coy Bovender 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BOOK OF CHURCH 
ORDER 

Rev. Clifford Caldwell, Chairman 
Rev. Zane Moore 
Elder James Jones 



COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
with the recommendations was admitted to the record. 

I. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1961: 



Irving E. Birdseye, Chairman 
C. F. Smith, Clerk 



1. Asheboro, First 

2. Bessemer 

3. Bethlehem 

4. Burlington, First* 

5. Efland 

6. Euphronia 

7. Forest Hills 

8. Glenwood 

9. Greenwood 

10. Haywood 

11. Hillview 

12. Joyce=^* 

13. Little River** 



24. Trinity*** 

25. White Hill 



20. Red House 

21. Reidsville, First 

22. Stoneville 

23. Stony Creek*** 



16. Northside 

17. Oakview*** 

18. Pittsboro** 

19. Pocket 



14. Milton 

15. Mt. Vernon Springs** 



* Served by Interim Supply 
** Served by Stated Supply 
***Served by Student Supply 



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II MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING AS PASTORS OF 
CHURCHES, DECEMBER 31, 1961: 

1. W. M. Baker, H. R., Mebane, N. C. 

2. J. T. Brothers, Student, St. Andrews, Scotland 

3. A. P. Dickson, H. R., Plumtree, N. C. 

4. J. 0. Howell, T., Moultrie, Ga. 

5. Marion S Huske, H. R., Charlotte, N. C. 

6. Frank S. Johnston, H. R., Wilmington, N. C. 

7. J. S. Jones, H. R., Morehead City, N. C. 

8. Philip J. Lee, Jr., in Trans., Crownsville, Md. 

9. John H. Leith, Prof., Richmond, Va. 

10. H. R. McFadyen, H. R., Oak Ridge, N. C. 

11. R. J. McMullen, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

12. J. M. Millard, H. R., Greensboro, N. C. 

13. W. S. Patterson, H. R., High Point 

14. Gerald Reiff, Chap., San Francisco, Calif. 

15. W. P. Robertson, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

16. R. B. Rock, H. R., Broadway, N. C. 

17. W. M. Rice, Inf., Greensboro, N. C. 

18. L. B. Schenck, T., Davidson, N. C. 

19. D. Hilton Seals, M.D., Sylva, N. C. 

20. Harry Smith, Student, Madison, N. J. 

21. R. H. Stone, P. Ex. Sec, S. C, Greensboro, N. C. 

22. W. T. Thompson, H. R., Richmond, Va. 

23. E. C. Thornburg, W. C, Greensboro, N. C. 

24. W. H. Westerfield, H. R., Danville, Va. 

25. Marshall S. Woodson, H. R., Int. S. Burlington, N. C. 

26. John S. Cook, H. R., Spray, N. C. 

27. H. Reid Montgomery, Student, New York, N. Y. 

III. Under the authority granted by the Presbytery, Your Commission 
has acted in the capacity of a commission in the following matters: 

1. At the regular meeting on December 5, 1961, the Rev. John R. Dail 
and Ruling Elder John A. Waddell of the Black Memorial Church 
appeared before the Commission. Mr. Dail requested that the Com- 
mission dissolve the pastoral relationship existing between him- 
self and the Black Memorial Church, effective January 1, 1962, in 
order that he might devote his full time to the St. Andrews 
Church. Mr. Waddell reported that at a duly called congregational 
meeting the congregation of the Black Memorial Church had 
voted to concur with Mr. Dail in his request. 

The request was granted, and the pulpit of Black Memorial Church 
was declared vacant as of January 1, 1962. 

2. At its regular meeting on January 2, 1962, the Commission re- 
ceived a written request from the Rev. P. J. Lee, Jr., that he be 
granted a certificate of dismission to Washington City Presby- 
tery of the U.P.U.S.A. Church, effective immediately, in order 
that he might accept the call to become pastor of the Boyds Pres- 
byterian Church, Boyds, Md. His request was granted. 

IV. Acting in the capacity of a committee, your Commission has exam- 
ined the following calls and found them to be in order: 

1. The congregation of the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church has 
called the Rev. Sam R. Hope, of the Presbytery of Montgomery, 
as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

a. Salary $5,700.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 



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c. Car allowance $1,000.00 a year 

d. Utilities allowance $600.00 a year 

e. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. One month vacation 

h. Cost of moving from Roanoke, Va., to manse. 

2. The Sessions of the Milton and Red House Churches have called 
the Rev. J. A. Boyd, of the Presbytery of Abingdon, to be their 
Stated Supply. Terms of the calls are as follows: 

Milton Church 

a. Salary— $2,750.00 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid to Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance of $400.00 a year 

f. One half cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical 
Benefits for minister and his family 

g. Our share of cost moving from Abingdon to Milton 

Red House Church 

a. Salary $1,800.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance $400.00 a year 

f. One half cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical 
Benefits for minister and his family 

g. Cost of moving from Abingdon, Va., to manse. 

3. The congregation of the Northside Church has called as pastor the 
Rev. Charles W. McNutt of the Presbytery of Kanawha. Terms of 
the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $5,200.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance $900.00 a year 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and his family. 

g. Cost of moving from Charleston, W. Va., to manse. 

4. The congregation of the Dogwood Acres Church has amended 
its call to the Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick in the following item: 
Car allowance — increase from $535.00 to $800.00 a year. 

5. The congregation of the Sedgefield Church has amended its call 
to the Rev. Walter H. Goodman in the following item: 

Salary increase from $4,750.00 to $5,200.00 a year 

V. RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the calls of the Forest Hills Church, Milton and Red House 
Sessions, and Northside Church to Samuel R. Hope, J. A. Boyd 
and Charles W. McNutt, respectively, be approved, and that after 
their examination and signing of the Book of Ministerial Obliga- 
tions the calls be placed in their hands. 



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2. That a commission be appointed to install Rev. S. R. Hope as 
pastor of the Forest Hills Church. 

3. That Presbytery appoint the Rev. J. A. Boyd Stated Supply of the 
Milton and the Red House Churches for one year. 

4. That the amendments to the calls of the Dogwood Acres Church to 
Charles Fitzpatrick, the Sedgefield Church to W. H. Goodman, 
and of the Yanceyville and Bethesda Churches to W. E. Lytch 
be approved. 

5. That Presbytery appoint the Rev. T. Henry Patterson Stated 
Supply of the Joyce Presbyterian Church for one year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. W. D. Varker. Rev. J. A. Boyd and Rev. 
Samuel R. Hope were presented to Presbytery for examina- 
tion. They were examined in Experimental Religion by the 
Moderator; on their views in Theology by Rev. William 
Orders; in the Sacraments by Rev. Roy Patteson; on their 
views in Church Government by Rev. Jack Davis. The exam- 
inations were sustained in their several parts and as a 
whole. Rev. J. A. Boyd accepted from the Moderator the 
calls to the Milton and Red House Churches, and Rev. 
Samuel R. Hope accepted the call to the Forest Hills Church. 
They signed the Book of Ministerial Obligations and were 
enrolled as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. Dale Watson was presented to Presbytery for the con- 
tinuation of his examination. Mr. Varker reviewed the 
previous examination and the actions of Presbytery and the 
Examinations Committee. Mr. Watson was examined on his 
views in Theology by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. A motion was 
made that the examination be sustained as satisfactory. 
At this point the Order of the Day had arrived for the 
presentation of the report of the Committee on World Mis- 
sions. A motion was adopted that the Docket be reconsid- 
ered. A further motion was adopted that the examination be 
continued and the report of the World Missions Committee 
be heard immediately following lunch. 

A substitute for the original motion that the examination 
be sustained as satisfactory was offered as follows : That the 
Moderator appoint a Committee to counsel and confer with 
Mr. Watson and that a meeting of Presbytery be called to 
continue the examination of Mr. Watson in Theology and 
Church Government. The substitute motion was adopted. A 
further motion was adopted that Mr. Watson write a State- 
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Minister of the Presbytery and be presented as a part of 
the examination at the called meeting of Presbytery. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Elder Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman. 
Presbytery was declared a Committee of the Whole to 
examine the Sessional Minutes under the direction of the 
Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION, Report of. 

Was made by Dr. Ben Brown, Chairman. The recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That all churches observe the special Church Extension Season in 
May, and give each member an opportunity to make a Self-Denial 
Offering- for this cause. 

2. That the following churches be commended for coming to self- 
support this year: Springwood, Eno, Bethlehem, and Hillview. 

3. That the following churches be commended for reducing their ask- 
ings for sustentation : East Burlington, Edgewood, Fairfield, 
Memorial, Morningside, Oakview, Randolph, Red House, St. 
Paul, Smyrna, Stony Creek, Vandalia and Wentworth. 

4. That ministers. Sessions, and groups of churches, where applicable, 
give serious study to the Resolution from the Board of Church 
Extension. 

5. That the following sustentation appropriations for 1962 be ap- 
proved : 

Dogwood Acres $1,000 

East Burlington 1,000 Morningside $1,200 

Edgewood 800 Oakview 800 

El-Bethel 1,000 Randolph 1,500 

Fairfield 400 Red House 1,000 

Franklin Boulevard . . 1,200 Riverview 1,500 

Greenwood 600 Saint Paul 1,200 

Griers 1,030 Smyrna 800 

Gulf Field 2,400 Stony Creek 1,000 

Hope View 2,100 Trinity 1,500 

Memorial 1,400 Vandalia 2,000 

Milton 800 Wentworth 500 

\ 



Total $26,730 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben F. Brown, Chairman 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT— CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 
JANUARY 5, 1961-JANUARY 10, 1962 

Receipts : 

Balance January 5, 1961 $11,638.35 

Benevolence receipts 79,493.36 

Foust Estate 3,036.73 

Stone Estate 1,117.33 

L. Richardson Trust 2,134.00 

Day's Pay 2,008.78 

Meadowside (on loan) 3,890.53 

Siler City (on loans) 1,100.00 

Chapel Hill Savings 5,100.00 

For Vacation Fund 509.00 

Belk Challenge Fund 500.00 

Northside Savings 2,016.31 

Northside Savings Interest 45.71 

Greensboro Council on Ch. Extension 3,800.00 

Refund from Bethlehem 150.00 

Wreath for Dr. Alexander 10.30 

Eno D.V.B.S 12.52 

Transfer from Vandalia Fund 3,016.15 

Loans 2,100.00 

C. S. Wilkins, special 300.00 



Total Receipts $121,979,07 

Disbursements : 

Salaries $28,784.83 

Bond retirement 9,449.55 

Vacation Fund 450.50 

Cavalcade Fund 3.00 

Evangelism Committee 83.11 

Challenge Funds 7,525.00 

Memorial $ 1,100 

Park Avenue 4,500 

Hope Vew 1,000 

Forest Hills 500 

Black Memorial 425 

New Buildings $31,700.00 

Glenwood $ 2,000 

Chapel Hill 10,000 

Stony Creek 5,000 

Randolph 5,000 

Vandalia 700 

Bethlehem Manse 1,000 

Trinity Manse 1,000 

Edgewood Manse 1,000 

Morningside Manse 2,500 

Little River 2,500 

Presbytery's Office 1,000 

New Property $16,950.00 

Forest Hills $ 8,000 

Westridge 7,700 

Brentwood 1^250 

Greensboro Council — Westridge 3,000.00 

Office Building (S. A. White deposit) 500.00 

Loans . $ 7,207.37 

Mornmgside $ 400.00 



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Glenwood 

Vandalia Saving Fund . . 

Moving ministers 

Loans repaid 

Wilkins gift for Cheshire 
Days Pay to savings . . . 
Miscellaneous Expense . 



Piedmont 



Greensboro Council 



2,800.00 
2,007.37 
2,000.00 



$3,016.15 



259.00 
2,100.00 
300.00 
2,008.78 
141.25 



Total disbursements 



$113,478.54 



Balance January 10, 1962 



8,500.53 



SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO STUDY THE 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE GENERAL 
SECRETARY OF THE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Was presented by Dr. Ben Brown, Chairman. The follow- 
ing recommendation was adopted: That the present policy 
be continued; namely, that the Executive Secretary serve 
also as Stated Clerk and Central Treasurer of Benevolences. 

REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE PRESBYTERIAN 
FOUNDATION 

Was made by Mr. Karl Prickett. The report was received 
as information. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Marion S. 
Huske offered the prayer before the meal. During the meal 
the Courtesy Committee gave the following report: 

On behalf of Orange Presbytery it is the happy privilege of the 
Courtesy Committee to express its joy at meeting with the con- 
gregation of the Westminster Church in its beautiful new home. 
We extend our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the pastor, 
Mr. Varker, to the shepherd of its flock, Dr. Huske, to Mr. David 
Fuquay and the members of his committee who have made this 
busy meeting of Presbytery such a felicitous one. 



Most especially would we like to thank the ladies of the Church, 
without whose splendid efforts even the energy of Mr. Varker 
and the inspiration of Dr. Huske would have meant little. We 
thank them for the warm hospitality of the day, for the sumptuous 
meal which they (and not the men) have provided for us. 



The report was adopted by a rising vote. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 2:00 P.M. with a prayer by 
the Moderator, Rev. Allen McSween. The following men 



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George H. V. Hunter, Chairman 



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requested that they be excused for the afternoon session: 
Rev. A. V. Ray, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., and Elders Willie 
Rakestraw and Frank Vanstory. The requests were granted 
by Presbytery. Miss Pat Hall, Campus Christian Life 
Worker for the Greensboro area, was introduced to Presby- 
tery by the Moderator. 

COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Harry Barnett, Chairman. He in- 
troduced the Rev. David Miller of our Congo Mission. Mr. 
Miller reviewed the situation in the Congo and gave a stir- 
ring challenge to the Church to have the faith adequate to 
meet the demanding changes of a revolutionary world. The 
recommendations of the Committee were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE 

1. That the Churches of Orange Presbytery be called upon to continue 
and to increase their prayers for our missionaries, and their mis- 
sion fields. That pastors present anew the command to "Go into all 
the world and preach the Gospel to every creature", calling their 
people to find their particular place in the Church's Worldwide 
Mission, in obedience to our Lord's orders. 

2. That Pastors and Sessions study the most recent list for needed 
new missionaries, and send names of any prospects to the Candi- 
date Secretary of the Board of World Missions. 

3. That the World Mission Season, February the 1st to March the 4th, 
be observed in all of our churches as a time of Church-wide Dedi- 
cation to the world task of Christian Missions. 

4. That all Churches be encouraged to engage in a study of the 
theme for this year: "The Christian Mission in Latin American 
Countries". 

5. That the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for World Missions be 
observed by every Church, Feb. 25th to March 4th; and that Ses- 
sions be urged to arrange supplemental offerings in the various 
Churches of our Presbytery. 

6. That Pastors and Sessions encourage their young people to attend 
the World Mission Conference in Montreat, July the 27th to August 
the 2nd, together with others who are responsible for the program 
of World Missions in the Church. 

7. That a special Easter Offering be received, Sunday, April the 22nd, 
for Overseas Relief and Inter-Church Aid; and that collections of 
used clothing, blankets, etc., be sent at least twice a year desig- 
nated as contributions of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., to Church 
World Service, New Windsor, Md. 

8. That in the light of present world conditions, our Churches stress 
Missions on a year around basis; in order to keep the cause of 
Missions alive in our people's thinking and praying. (A special 
supper meeting of our Committee is being planned for this Fall, 
and Pastors and Laymen especially interested in Missions will be 
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9. That Presbytery commend the Presbyterian Ministers' Fellowship 
of Greensboro for their planning, and conducting- a World Missions 
Conference last year, and the same group for their planning of a 
similar conference this spring; and the First Church of Burlington 
also be commended for their planning of a Missions Conference. 
We would strongly recommend that other areas of our Presbytery 
consider such plans for their people. 

10. That Presbytery hear, as a part of this report, an address by the 
Rev. David Miller, of our Congo Mission. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harry F. Barnett, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. He in- 
troduced Mr. Jerry J. Eller, Candidate for Lay Service, 
Mr. Jerry B. Holmes, and Mr. Wendell Manuel to the Pres- 
bytery as candidates for the Gospel Ministry. He stated that 
they had completed the examinations and papers required 
of candidates by the Book of Church Order and the Manual 
of Presbytery and that these v^ere satisfactory. These men 
were then examined by the Moderator on their Christian 
Experience and Motives for seeking the Ministry or lay 
service. The examination was sustained as satisfactory. The 
Moderator then propounded the Constitutional Questions 
required of candidates. These having been answered in the 
affirmative Dr. T. Henry Patterson delivered the charge to 
the candidates, and Rev. Kay Misenheimer led the prayer 
of consecration. The Moderator acknowledged the recep- 
tion and enrollment of these men as candidates for the 
ministry and lay service. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman. The report 
was received as information. 

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman. He intro- 
duced Dr. A. S. Keister who reported on the project of a 
Westminster Fellowship Building at Woman's College. Mr. 
Barron read the following suggested Manual changes and 
they were docketed for the April meeting : 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Recommendation 1 — To delete paragraph 3 of Section 7, under the 
heading "Permanent Committees". 

Recommendation 2 — To add, as Section 12 under the heading "Per- 
manent Committees" the following: 



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CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE 

This Committee shall be composed of five members; three 
ministers and two lay persons, as elected by the Presbytery. 
It shall be the duty of this Committee to work with the 
Synod's Executive Committee of Campus Christian Life, 
seeking to support the ministry of our Church on the cam- 
puses of those colleges and universities where the Synod of 
North Carolina has accepted responsibility. 

Recommendation 3 — To delete paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of Section 7, 
under the heading "Permanent Committees". 

Recommendation 4 — To add, as Section 13 under the heading- "Perma- 
nent Committees" the following: 

CANDIDATES 

This committee shall be composed of nine members, five of whom shall 
be ministers, elected for three year terms and eligible for re-election 
for one additional term with the endorsement of the committee. 

It shall be the duty of this committee to have oversight of all un- 
licensed Candidates for the Ministry or Lay Service under the care of 
Presbytery and all licentiates still pursuing courses of preparation. 
All applications of persons to be received as Candidates for the 
Ministry shall be made through this Committee. The Committee shall 
recommend the continuance of every Candidate as a beneficiary or 
not, according to its judgment. The Committee shall have oversight 
of the candidate until he is ordained or dismissed to another Presby- 
tery or dropped from the roster by the Presbytery. This oversight 
will include the presentation of the candidate to the examining com- 
mittee and assisting with planning his ordination, installation or 
Commissioning. 

The Chairman of the Committee shall send to the Assembly's Board 
of Education abstracts or copies of all matters pertaining to the 
work such as the reception of candidates, their progress, scholastic 
standing and all other such information as shall help that Board to 
make a judicious use of the funds of the Church; and especially shall 
the Chairman give full and explicit answers to all inquiries which the 
Assembly's Board of Education may make to him. 

The Chairman of this committee shall send a copy of the Manual of 
Presbytery to each candidate and call his attention especially to rules 
relating to candidates. 

This committee shall actively engage in a program of recruitment 
for both the Gospel Ministry and Lay Service. 

This committee shall place in the designation "Under Care of the 
Committee" any persons who are considering the Gospel Ministry or 
lay service who have, in the judgment of the committee, not yet at- 
tained the academic status or degree of maturity necessary to become 
a Candidate. 

It shall have a place on the docket of every regular stated and ad- 
journed meeting of Presbytery. 

Recommendation 5 — To substitute for paragraphs 1 and 2 of Section 
7, under the heading "Permanent Committees" the following: 



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HIGHER EDUCATION 

This Committee shall be composed of three members: two ministers 
and one lay person, as elected by Presbytery. It shall be the duty of 
this Committee to work with the Synod's Executive Committee of 
Higher Education, seeking to support the ministry of our Church 
through its institutions of higher education in the Synod of North 
Carolina. The duties of this Committee shall include receiving the an- 
nual reports from the Trustees of these institutions, and reporting 
matters of concern to the Presbytery. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. Sam Thomas, Chairman. He called at- 
tention to the calendar of events in the field of Christian 
Education for the coming year, and emphasized the v^ork 
of our Area Worker in Christian Education, Miss Helen 
Cole. He introduced Rev. Jim Bearss who gave a report on 
the plans for promoting the nev^ Covenant Life Curriculum. 
The following recommendations were adopted : 

1. That each church be encouraged to bear all expenses of those 
going to the Seminar from their church. 

2. That Presbytery instruct all ministers to attend the Seminar on 
May 21-23. 

3. That the April meeting of Presbytery engage in a season of prayer 
for this Seminar. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CAMP NEW HOPE 

Mr. Staley Garrison, Chairman of the Board, was given the 
privilege of the floor and gave the report. The report was 
received as information. 

THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR RESTUDY OF THE 
RELATIONSHIP AND WORK OF THE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND THE 
DIRECTORS OF CAMP NEW HOPE 

Mr. Coy Stack, Chairman of this Committee, was given the 
privilege of the floor and made some introductory remarks 
about the work of the Committee. He then presented Rev. 
Lee Adkins who gave a job description for the Committee 
and read the recommendations. The recommendations as 
amended were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. We recommend Presbytery's adoption of this report as the working 
paper for the Christian Education Committee. 

2. We recommend that the Manual of Presbytery be set aside and 
this paper be made effective pending the report of the Nominating 
Committee at this meeting of Presbytery. 



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3. We recommend that the Manual of Presbytery be changed to agree 
with the reorganized Christian Education Committee as follows: 

(a) That the section dealing with Camp New Hope on pages 6 
and 7 be deleted. 

(b) That Item 8, Christian Education, page 13, be changed to read 
as follows: 

This Committee shall be responsible for the total program of Chris- 
tian Education in the Presbytery as it relates to the local Church. It 
shall plan and promote within the Presbytery such programs of 
Christian Education as will make more effective the work of the 
Church among children, youth and adults. It shall plan and execute 
the program and develop and maintain the property at Camp New 
Hope, 

This Committee shall be composed of a Chairman elected by the 
Presbytery and twenty -three (23) additional members, seven (7) 
ministers, (at least five (5) elders, and eleven (11) other laymen and 
women) . 

These members shall be elected in three classes. Persons elected to 
this Committee should have a special concern for Christian Education. 
The Committee shall have seven (7) advisory members as follows: 
Area Director of Christian Education, Regional Director of Christian 
Education, Presbytery's Executive Secretary, Presbytery's Director 
of Camp Program, Secretary of Christian Education of the Women-of- 
the-Church of the Presbytery, Moderator of Presbytery's Senior High 
Fellowship and President of the Men-of-the-Presbytery. Advisory 
members shall vote in Sub-committees but not in the Committee as a 
whole; however, they shall have the privileges of the floor. 

The Chairman of the Committee in consultation with the Executive 
Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Nominations 
Committee such persons as are qualified to fill the vacancies that may 
arise on the Committee. 

Sub-committee Chairmen may enlarge the membership of Sub-commit- 
tees with the approval of the Committee as a whole. These persons 
may vote in Sub-committee actions but are not to be considered mem- 
bers of the Christian Education Committee. 

This Committee shall be divided into the following Sub-committees: 
Executive, Finance, Children's Work, Pioneer Work, Senior High 
Work, Adult Work, Men's Work and Camp and Conference. The 
Executive Committee shall be composed of the Chairman as Modera- 
tor, plus the Chairmen of all Sub-committees except the Camp and 
Conference Sub-committees. The Chairman of the Committee and 
Area Director of Christian Education shall be advisory members of 
all Sub-committees. The Committee shall elect one of its members 
secretary who will keep an accurate record of all meetings. Normally, 
these minutes will be duplicated and copies sent to all members of the 
Committee, including advisory members. 

The Committee shall have a Finance Committee of four (4) persons, 
consisting of its Chairman, the Chairman of the Christian Education 
Committee, the Chairman of the Camp and Conference Committee 
and the Chairman of the Camp and Conference Finance Committee. 
Funds are to be disbursed through a treasurer for the total program. 
The treasurer may disburse funds for the Christian Education Com- 
mittee as directed by its respective Sub-committees. The Treasurer 
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The Committee shall be responsible for proper surety bond for all 
authorized personnel handling Christian Education funds and shall 
have an annual audit made of accounts, submitting report of same 
to the Council of Presbytery. 

(c) That the section on the Executive Director, page 4, be changed 



DIRECTOR OF CAMP PROGRAM— Orange Presbytery shall be 
responsible for employing the services of a qualified person as Direc- 
tor of Camp Program, v^^ith the recommendation of the Christian 
Education Committee. 

The person shall be secured for a term of three (3) years, re-election 
to be determined by the Council of Presbytery. Council may renew 
the contract if it seems wise after consultation with the Christian 
Education Committee. However, the Council may recommend to Pres- 
bytery that the Director be relieved of his duties if in their judgment 
it is for the best interest of Presbytery. 

Salary and allowances shall be recommended to the Council by the 
Christian Education Committee. 

This person shall be the Director of Camp New Hope in its year- 
round program, and in this capacity serve as Administrator and Co- 
ordinator of the total camp and conference activities for the Christian 
Education Committee in both Program and Property. Specific duties 
will be spelled out by the Camp and Conference Committee. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE 

Mr. Floyd Hendley was given the privilege of the floor and 
gave the report for the Council. The recommendations were 
adopted as follows : 

I. The Benevolence Budget for 1962 of $421,250, which is the amount of 
the acceptances of the Churches. It is distributed as follows: 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

World Missions $93,480 

Church Extension 37,644 

Christian Education 18,362 

Annuities and Relief , 10,484 

General Fund 29,120 

Inter Church Agencies 506 



to read: 



$189,596 



SYNOD CAUSES 



Church Extension 

Higher Education 

Barium Springs 

Presbyterian Home . . . 
Christian Education . . . 
Campus Christian Life . 
Inter Church Relations 
Contingent Salary Fund 
Guidance Center 



$ 9,647 
48,030 
20,894 
4,255 
5,505 
6,446 



1,938 
1,601 



590 



$ 98,906 



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PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Church Extension $82,348 

Office of Orange 21,202 

Christian Education 21,692 

Glade Valley 7,506 

$132,748 

Total $421,250 

II. That the same working percentages as were in use in 1961 be applied 
to the 1962 Budget. 

III. That the Presbytery commend the appeal of the Presbyterian Student 
Center of Woman's College to the agencies, churches and individuals 
of the Presbytery, and to certain Foundations that may be contacted. 

IV. That pending the adoption of Recommendation three that Dr. A. S. 
Keister be heard in a brief address. 

The unaudited reports of the treasurer attached hereto are for your 
information. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Mr. Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman. The fol- 
lowing recommendations were adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. We recommend that Pastors and Clerks of Session review the 
amended Book of Church Order and Manual of Presbytery as they 
relate to Sessional Records. 

2. We recommend that especial care be exercised to see that all 
records are properly signed and all attachments are firmly affixed 
to the book. 

S. We recommend that care be taken to see that congregational meet- 
ings are properly called, and that the results are properly recorded. 

Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. George Hunter for the Chairman and 
was adopted as follows : 

Commission to install Rev. Samuel R. Hope pastor of the Forest Hills 

Church on Sunday, January 28th, at 4:00 P.M. 

Rev. W. W. Peters to preside 

Dr. Allen McSween to preach the sermon 

Dr. Roy Watts to charge the Congregation 

Mr. H. P. Morrison to charge the Minister 

Mr. Henry N. Myers 

Mr. P. Hunter Dalton, Sr. 



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PRESBYTERY-OWNED OFFICE BUILDING 

Mr. J. A. Grumpier was given the privilege of the floor 
and gave a report on the Ofiice Building. The report was 
received as information. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Ghairman. The 
recommendations were adopted as follows : 

1. Your Committee calls attention to the Synod's recommended em- 
phasis on a study in Alcoholism scheduled for the early part of 
1962. It is recommended that each church use its own initiative 
and plans and the splendid material available to participate in this 
emphasis. 

2. We recommend that a Special Committee on Christianity and 
Health be organized in the Presbytery at the request of the 
General Assembly. We further recommend that a Medical Doctor 
be named Chairman and that this action constitute a reply to the 
communication from Rev. John Eliason which was placed in our 
hands. 

3. That the rules of the Manual be suspended and this Committee 
be elected at the earliest possible date. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Ghairman. The fol- 
lowing persons were elected to serve on the reorganized 
Ghristian Education Gommittee: 

Chairman: Samuel N. Thomas 

Class of 1962 

John L. Davis 

E. Lee Willingham 

Moir Ayers 

George Coxhead 

Robert Strayhorn 

Durward T. Stokes 

Mrs. C. L. Bright 

Mrs. Charles G. Fitzpatrick 

Class of 1963 

Clifford D. Caldwell 
Samuel N. Thomas 
William D. Varker 
Ed P. Barnes 
Staley Garrison 
Coy Stack 
Mrs. W. L. Shoffner 
Miss Sarah Wilson 

Class of 1964 

Lee W. Adkins 
W. E. Lytch 



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H. Earl Woodall 

Pete R. Armstrong 

W. A. Lambert y 

W. G. Springs 

Mrs. John R. Dail 

Mrs. Joseph C. Estes 

Nominations were made from the floor and the following persons were 
elected to the Class of 1964 on the Nominations Committee: Rev. 
James Wade (Chairman), Rev. John Womeldorf and Elder Paul Boone. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

A ballot was presented by Rev. James Wade for the Nomi- 
nations Committee. A motion was adopted that the first five 
with the highest number of votes be the principals and the 
next five the alternates. 

The following Ministers were elected : 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

George V. H. Hunter, Jr. Wm. C. Porter, III 

W. E. Lytch Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

J. Wm. Orders, Jr. Harry F. Barnett 

John A. Redhead, Jr. John A. Womeldorf 

R. Don Carson John E. Eliason 

The following Elders were elected: 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

Wade Redding Roland Monroe 

T. D. Jones Wesley D. Lee 

Guy E. Barker John A. Kellenberger 

W. F. Robinette B. A. Clapp 

Allen D. Tate, Jr. Walton Sugg 

HISTORY OF ORANGE COMMITTEE 

Report was docketed for the April meeting of Presbytery. 
MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual change was read for the second 
time and adopted as follows : 

"GENERAL POLICIES. 1. Meetings of Presbytery (page 18). The 
regular meetings of the Presbytery shall be held on the third Thurs- 
day of the months of January, April, July, and on the second Thursday 
of September and shall be known as the Winter, Spring, Summer and 
Fall Meetings respectively." 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendation: that 
Presbytery appoint a committee to restudy the setup and 
work of its several committees, including Presbytery's 
Council, the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
Trustees, Permanent Committees and Special Committees. 



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The Moderator appointed the following Committee to meet 
with Mr. Dale Watson : 

J. M, Garrison, Chairman 
W. D. Varker 
Vance Barron 
James Walkup 
R, Don Carson 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The time and place of the next meeting was left in the 
hands of the Moderator and the Stated Clerk. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was 
offered by the Moderator, Dr. Allen McSween. 

Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

In the year 1879, under the leadership of Dr. Jacob Henry Smith, the 
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro purchased a lot on Asheboro 
Street on which the former Westminster Presbyterian Church stands. 

The lot was purchased from the late Judge Albion W. Gurgee. In 1883 
the First Presbyterian Church built a small frame chapel at a cost of 
$1,000.00 on the lot. From this time on a Sunday School was conducted on 
Sunday afternoons, followed by worship services more or less regularly. 
The work was under the control of the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church guided by Dr. Jacob Henry Smith. In the summer of 1883 his son, 
Egbert W. Smith, served as Superintendent of the Sunday School until he 
entered Union Theological Seminary as a student for the ministry. He was 
succeeded as Superintendent by Mr. E. P. Wharton. 

On January 1, 1887, Rev. Egbert W. Smith, recently graduated from 
Union Theological Seminary, became associate pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church. Part of his duty was the direction of the Chapel work on 
Asheboro Street. 

With characteristic zeal he pursued his labors in the Chapel so that in 
the Fall of 1887 he reported to the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church that he considered the time was ripe to organize the Chapel into an 
independent church. The Session of the First Presbyterian Church agreed 
and requested him to take the necessary steps for the organization of the 
new church. On October 12, 1887, the Presbytery of Orange organized 
Westminster Presbyterian Church. Of the 85 Charter members 80 were 
dismissed by the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro; 3 from Bethel 
and 2 from Alamance. 

The newly organized church elected Daniel D. Gillespie, Charles Lewis, 
Dr. W. P. Beall and J. C. Wharton as the first elders, and Rufus Murray, 
T. G. McLean, George S. Sergeant, John Wakefield and E. P. Wharton as 
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At a congregational meeting held October 23, 1887, Rev. Egbert W. Smith 
was the unanimous choice for Pastor. He was shortly afterwards installed 
as the first pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

The succeeding three years were fruitful and inspiring. The church grew 
in numbers and in spirituality. The ideals and inspiration of his leadership 
live on today. Mothers named their children for him and every department 
of the work prospered. In 1890 Rev. Egbert Smith resigned as Pastor to 
accept work as Synodical Evangelist in the Synod of North Carolina, and 
the pastoral relationship was dissolved October 26, 1890. 

Rev, J. Horace Lacy was chosen as successor to Rev. Egbert W. Smith 
and entered upon his duties in December 1890. Rev. Mr. Lacy continued to 
serve the church through September, 1893, when he resigned to accept a 
call to the Presbyterian Church at Florence, Ala. 

Rev. S. O. Hall was installed as pastor on November 19, 1893, and served 
in this capacity until September 1898, when he resigned. 

Rev. Charles E. Hodgin was installed as pastor on February 5, 1899. 
and continued as such until his resignation in April 1936. a total of 37 
years. His influence was city-wide and men in all walks of life were blessed 
by his gracious ministry. 

Rev. William P. Jones served as pastor from 1936 to 1948. 

Rev. Cameron D. Mosser served as pastor from 1949 to 1953. 

Rev. Marion S. Huske served as pastor from 1954 to 1959, under whose 
administration the Church was relocated, moving to 3906 Friendly Road. 

Rev. William D. Varker, present Pastor, began his ministry September 
1, 1959. 

Westminster Church has always been vitally interested in Church exten- 
sion and has contributed liberally to this cause for the past 70 years. West- 
minster participated with the First Presbyterian Church in the founding of 
the Church of the Covenant, May 22, 1906. Westminster not only gave liber- 
ally in money, but dismissed 20 of her members to found this Church. 

When the movement to establish a new Presbyterian Church in Glen- 
wood started, Westminster joined with the First Presbyterian Church and 
the Church of the Covenant in the establishment of Glenwood Presbyterian 
Church December 1914. The chairman of the building committee was a 
member of Westminster Church. 

Most of all it has given of its sons and daughters to the Gospel ministry 
and to missionary service. Many have become ministers of the Presbyterian 
Church. 

Sons of Westminster who have entered the ministry are: Rev. Rossa A. 
Brown, deceased; Rev. Eugene E. Gillespie, D.D., deceased; Rev. William 
A. Murray, deceased; Rev. John Wakefield, deceased; Rev. James W. With- 
erspoon, Rev. Eugene D. Witherspoon, and Rev. Eugene Clarke, deceased. 

Rev. Jack W. Scott, missionary to Korea. 

In 1957 a lot was purchased on Friendly Road for the construction of a 
new Church, the first unit of which was completed in 1960. 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, etc 4-5 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 17, 36, 44 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL: 

To Provide for Campus Christian Life Committee 25 

Time to Report Woman's Work 82 

Meetings of Presbytery 32, 63 

Change — Permanent Committees 56-58 

Camp New Hope — Christian Education Committee 59-60 

BUDGET— 1962 Challenge 24-25 

1962 Adopted 60-61 

CALLS TO PASTORS: 

Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr 27 

Rev. Sam R. Hope 49-50 

Rev. J. A. Boyd, S. S 50 

Rev. Chas. W. McNutt 50 

CALLS RETURNED— Rev. J. S. Jones 21 

CALL TO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY— Rev. C. L. Cheshire, Jr 37 

CALLS— Terms Changed 3, 46, 50, 51 

CANDIDATES: 

Received 56 

Listed 9 

CENTENNIAL: 17, 28-29 

Addresses to be printed (in former volume) 32 

CHURCHES: 

No Elder Present at Presbytery 19. 43 

Historical Sketches: Burlington First 33-34 

Westminster 64-65 

Mailing Directory 10-16 

Organized — Joyce, Stated Supply 24-25, 51 

CLERKS ELECTED 44 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 27; 48-51 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY— Elected 63 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

To Install Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr 27 

To Organize Joyce Chapel 31-32 

To Install Rev. S. R. Hope 61 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING 

To Ordain Mr. John T. Brothers 21 

To Ordain and Install Mr. Eric McQuitty 22 

To Ordain and Install Mr. M. M. Foust 22-23 

To Ordain and Install Mr. Roy K. Patteson 23 

To Install Rev. A. V. Ray 23-24 

To Install Rev. John A. Womeldorf 24 

To Install Rev. James E. Wood 86 

To Organize Joyce Presbyterian Church 46-47 

To Install Rev. Wm. J. Wrenn. Jr 47-48 

COMMITTEES: 

Appointed — Insurance 20 

Special Study 48 

Installations 48 

Records and Amendments BCO 46 

Christianity and Health 46, 62 



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INDEX (Continued) 

Page 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Candidates 56 

Christian Education 29; 58-60 

Christian Relations 62 

Church Extension 29; 52-54 

Courtesy 54 

Evangelism 56 

Examinations 28; 41; 51-52 

Higher Education 56-58 

History 63 

Homes 29 

Installations 31-32; 61 

Manse Maintenance 32 

Nominations 29-31; 62 

Orders 19, 44 

Presbytery-Owned Office 32, 62 

Presbyterian Foundation 54 

Sub-Committee to Study Duties of Personnel 54 

Restudy Christian Education-Camp New Hope 58-60 

Sessional Records 52, 61 

Stewardship Promotion 27 

World Missions 55-56 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE, Reporting 24; 37-38; 60-61 

COVENANT LIFE CURRICULUM 58 

MINISTERS: 

Certificates Received 21, 41, 46 

Dismissed: Rev. Robert Lee Turner 27 

Rev. P. J. Lee, Jr 49 

Received: Rev. J. Alston Boyd 46 

Rev. S. R. Hope 46 

Rev. M. S. Woodson 41 

Regarding: Rev. Dale Watson 51-52 

Regarding Rev. E. C. Thornburg 21 

Retired, Rev. J. S. Jones 21 

Rev. R. H. Stone 21, 41 

ROLL 3 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. Robert L. Turner — Greenwood-Speedwell 27 

Rev. John R. Dail — Black Memorial 49 

MODERATOR— Rev. Allen C. McSween 32, 44 

PRESBYTERY: 

Adopts Statistical Report 48 

Commends Presbyterian Student Center at Woman's College 61 

Communications 21-24; 28-29; 45-48 

Directory 6-9 

Dockets 19; 44-45 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Roll 18-19; 35; 39; 42-43 

Tax for 1962 26 

Time and Place of Next Meeting 25, 32, 64 

Trustees: Authorized to Borrow 29 

Authorized to Purchase Westridge Site 36-37 

In re: Manses 38; 40-41 

Jndorse Randolph Note 38 

Reporting Glade Valley 28 

Elects Executive Secretary 37 

Elects Interim Secretary 40 

Visiting Brethren 20, 45 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

CALLED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF GREENSBORO 
April 2, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENSBORO 
April 19, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 
July 19, 1962 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENSBORO 
July 23, 1962 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

CALLED MEETING 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF GREENSBORO 
April 2, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENSBORO 
April 19, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 
July 19, 1962 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENSBORO 
July 23, 1962 

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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, JULY, 1962 

Adkins, John Earl 1000 Garden Street Sanford 

Adkins, Lee W First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Anderson, Tom B First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Avent, Lawrence W 1600 E. Lexington High Point 

Baker, William. D. D 300 South 8th Street Mebane 

Barnett, Harry F Broadway 

Barron, Vance Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2100 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Bovender, Coy R 2634 Alamance Road Burlington 

Boyd, J. Alston Milton 

Brothers, John T St. Mary's College, St. Andrews University 

St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 

Brown, Ben F., Th. D R. F. D. 10, Box 492 Greensboro 

Brown, William Guilford College 

Caldwell, Clifford D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Cappel, Samuel S Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th. M 212 Hawkins St Sanford 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr Box 9005 Greensboro 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 

Currie, W. M 1205 Colonial Ave Greensboro 

Dail, John R R. F. D. 6 Sanford 

Davis, John L., II 3104 S. Elm St Greensboro 

Dickson, Albert P Plumtree 

Douty, Horace D 2906 Dellwood Greensboro 

Eliason, John E 2707 Haig St Greensboro 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G 920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Flora, Joseph W., Th. M First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Foust, M. M Gulf 

Fudge, Samuel R R. F. D. 2 Chapel Hill 

Garrison, Joseph M., D. D 214 N. Ridgeway Drive Greensboro 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Rd Greensboro 

Hope, Samuel R 520 Hay worth Circle High Point 

Howell, J. 106 S. Lee St Fitzgerald, Georgia 

Hunter, George V. H., Jr 4200 S. Main St High Point 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Rd Charlotte 7 

Johnston, Frank S 323 Pine Grove Drive Wilmington 

Jones, J. S Wagoner Dr., Longview Acres Burlington 

Leith, John H., Ph. D 3401 Brook Road Richmond 27, Va. 

Lytch, William E Box 207 Yancey ville 

Massey, William E., Jr R. F. D. 3 Mebane 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Road Greensboro 

McFadyen, H. R Oak Ridge 

McMullen, Robert J., Sr., Ph. D Box 1110 High Point 

McQuitty, Eric R. F. D. 1 Leaksville 

McSween, Allen C, D. D Box 5054 Greensboro 

Millard, J. M R. F. D. 10 Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 

Murray, Marion J 416 E. Main St Sanford 

Orders, William J., Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Rd Greensboro 

Paulson, Douglas L Siler City 

Patterson, T. Henry 202 W. Decatur Street Madison 

Patterson, W. S Box 1110 High Point 

Patteson, Roy K 1511 Guest Street Greensboro 

Peters, W. W Box 328 Graham 

Piephoff, Z. T., Jr 804 S. Park St Asheboro 

Piephoff, Z. T. Sr 1200 S. Main St Graham 

Porter, William C, III Box 906 Cedar Grove 

Ray, A. V Wentworth 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D. D First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N Com Des Ron FPO San Francisco, Cal. 

Rice, W. M 2509 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Robertson, W. P Box 1110 High Point 

Rock, Robert B Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph. D Davidson College Davidson 

Seals. D. Hilton, M. D Sylva 

Sherrod, Burton M 1113 Dixie St Burlington 

Smith, Harry E Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Stark, Carl M., Th. M 1002 Grace Ave Burlington 

Stephenson, John P., Jr 1116 Lexington Ave Greensboro 

Stone, R. H., D. D Box 225 Jefferson 

Thomas, Samuel N R. F. D. 1 Mebane 

Thompson, W. T., D. D., Litt. D 1221 Rennie Ave Richmond 27, Va. 

Thornburg, Edward C 409 O'Ferrell St Greensboro 

Tippens, J. S. R R. F. D. 2 Chapel Hill 

Varker, W. D 3906 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Wade, James H Box 372 Hillsboro 

Walkup, James W., Th. M R. F. D. 3 Sanford 

Watkins, James J R. F. D. 1 Sanford 

Watts, Roy E., D. D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane Danville, Virginia 

Whitley, John C 501 Moir St Leaksville 

Womeldorf, John A., Th. D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 

Wood, James E 213 Virginia Ave Spray 

Woodall, H. Earl R. F. D. 1 McLeansville 

Woodson, Marshall S., Th. D., LL. D..c/o First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Wrenn, W. J., Jr R. F. D. 1 Leasburg 

TO BE ORDAINED 

Boelte, Eugene J R. F. D. 7 Reidsville 

Coats, Charles W Route 1 Hillsboro 

Hemtzleman, Jack W R. F. D. 2 Mebane 

Kimbirl, John 714 Elwell Ave Greensboro 



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CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
April 2, 1962 



The Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to 
order by Rev. R. H. Stone, acting in the absence of Rev. Allen 
C. McSween, Moderator, at 2:30 P. M. on April 2, 1962 at West- 
minster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. Dr. H. H. 
Thompson led the Presbytery in prayer. 

Rev. K. M. Misenheimer was elected to serve as Stated Clerk 
at this meeting. 

ROLL 

The Roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins 

Lawrence W. Avent W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

Harry Barnett 

Vance Barron F. Jackson Andrews Chapel Hill 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Thompson, Jr Guilford Park 

Coy Bovender M. C. Loy Shiloh 

J. A. Boyd John S. Williams Milton 

Osmond Smith, Jr Red House 

Ben F. Brown A. G. Greeson Alamance 

Bill Brown C. C. Burritt Faith 

C. D. Caldwell C. E. Stuart High Point First 

R. Don Carson 
J. S. Cook 
John L. Davis 
John Eliason 

Charles Fitzpatrick C. N. Bennett Dogwood Acres 

Gulf, Farmville, 

M. M. Foust Cumnock 

Joseph M. Garrison Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman John D. Griffin Sedgefield 

Sam R. Hope J. H. McCall Forest Hills 

George H. V. Hunter 
Marion S. Huske 

William E. Massey, Jr James A. Roney Cross Roads 

Fred W. McDaniel J. G. McDaniel, Sr Springwood 

R. J. McMullen 
Eric McQuitty 

Kay M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe Park Avenue 

J. William Orders John H. Lewis Memorial 

Douglas L. Paulson James H. Parker Siler City 

T. Henry Patterson James A. Wilson Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

Roy K- Patteson, Jr T. B. Hilliard Meadowside 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. W. Peters George R. Coble Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff J. Blair Long Bethany 

W. Clark Porter, III Sam W. Hughes Eno 

Bill Dorsett Fairfield 

A. V. Ray Paul N. Miller Smyrna 

J. W. Roach Wentworth 

John Redhead, Jr Greensboro First 

Carl H. Stark, Jr. 
R. H. Stone 

W. D. Varker W. A. Lambert Westminster 

James H. Wade 
J. W. Walkup 
John C. Whitley 

E. Lee Willingham J. L. Jones Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf 

Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

John S. Gates Burlington First 

G. W. Apple, Jr Hillview 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

Millard W. Tate Northside 

Wade Barber Pittsboro 

W. J. Fetzer Reidsville First 

Don Causey St. Paul 

J. S. Vincent Starmount 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

THE CALL 

The call of the meeting was read and found in order as 
follows : 

March 20, 1962 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, I call the Presbytery 
of Orange to meet in a called session in the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church on Monday, April 2nd at 2:30 P. M. to act upon the following 
matters if the way be clear : 

1. To examine Rev. Dale Watson. 

2. To grant right of way for paving road at Glade Valley. 

3. To receive Rev. Charles W. McNutt. 

4. To attend to any matters arising out of the above. 

Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
INTRODUCTION OF VISITING BRETHREN 

The following were introduced as visiting brethren : 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. of Holston Presbytery 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. of Louisiana Presbytery 

Rev. John Boyd, Jr. of Abingdon Presbytery 

Dr. H. H. Thompson, of Granville Presbytery 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

The report of the Special Committee appointed by Presby- 
tery to counsel and confer with Rev. Dale Watson was pre- 



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sented by Rev. Joseph M. Garrison. The recommendation 
was made that Mr. Watson be received into Orange Presby- 
tery. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman. The motion 
v^as carried that the vote after Mr. Watson's examination 
be conducted by secret ballot. Rev. Dale Watson read his 
brief statement of belief which had been prepared at the 
request of Presbytery. Mr. Varker then proceeded to ex- 
amine Mr. Watson on Theology, followed by a lengthy exam- 
ination by other members of the Presbytery. The motion 
was made that the examination on Theology be sustained 
as satisfactory. The vote was then taken by secret ballot 
with the results being 35 in favor of approving the exam- 
ination and 47 against. The motion was not carried. 

The examination on Church Government was conducted by 
Rev. John Davis. The motion was carried that this part of 
the examination be sustained as satisfactory. The motion 
was made that the examination as a whole be sustained as 
satisfactory, and it was decided that the vote should again 
be by secret ballot. The results were as follows : 31 in favor 
of sustaining the examination as a whole as satisfactory 
and 48 against. 

Mr. Watson had previously passed the examination in Ex- 
perimental Religion and the Sacraments satisfactorily. 

GLADE VALLEY RESOLUTION 

The following resolution concerning the granting of right 
of way for paving road at Glade Valley was adopted. 

RESOLVED, That the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they 
are hereby, authorized to join with the Trustees of Winston-Salem 
Presbytery in granting to the State Highway Commission of North 
Carolina a right of way over the property of Glade Valley High 
School, in Alleghany County, North Carolina, said property being 
bounded by SR-1444 on the south and west, on the north by Ruby Col- 
lins and on the east by P. C. Collins, said right of way being described 
as follows: 

60 ft. in width measured 30 ft, on each side of the center line of 
the road, said center line to be located by the Commission and the 
construction or improvement of said road shall constitute the selec- 
tion of said center line; and such additional widths as might be 
necessary to provide for cut and fill slopes and drainage of road. 
The property owner herein agrees that he will erect no fencing 
nor engage in cultivation on the right of way described in this 
agreement. The center line of this proposed project is to be in 
the center of the 60 foot right of way that has been staked and 
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by the undersigned. There will be no buildings constructed within 
50 feet from the center line of said project as constructed. 

It is understood that in authorizing the execution of the right of way 
agreement, Orange Presbytery releases the State Highway Commis- 
sion of all claims for damages by reason of said right of way, and 
affirmatively grants to the Commission, to the extent of the Presby- 
tery's interest, the right of way above described. 

The motion was carried that the status of Rev. Dale Watson 
as Stated Supply of Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches be maintained until the April 19, 1962 meeting of 
Presbytery at which time the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work will report and recommend concerning Mr, 
Watson and his pastoral relationship. 
The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The motion was carried that Presbytery adjourn to meet at 
9:30 A. M. on Thursday, April 19, 1962 at the First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. Presbytery was led in 
prayer by Rev. R. J. McMullen. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 

K. M. Misenheimer, Stated Clerk pro tern 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH STATED 
SESSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Thursday, April 19, 1962 

The Three Hundred Eighty-sixth Stated Session of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order at 9:30 A. M. in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. on Thursday, 
April 19, 1962 by the Moderator, Rev. Allen C. McSween. 
Rev. Walter Goodman led the opening worship service. The 
Communion Service was conducted by Rev. John Womeldorf 
and Rev. John L. Davis. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 
Lee W. Adkins 

Lawrence Avent Herbert C. Simmons Crestwood 

Tom B. Anderson Staley Garrison Burlington First 

Harry Barnett 

Vance Barron 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Thompson, Jr Guilford Park 

Coy Bovender I. J. Rascoe Shiloh 

J. A. Boyd 

Ben F. Brown Avery Phipps Alamance 

Bill Brown John S. Higgins Faith 

Clifford D. Caldwell Charles E. Stuart High Point First 

Sam S. Cappel John Latta Mebane 

John S. Cook 
Wm. M. Currie 

Jack Dail W. E. Thomas St. Andrews 

John L. Davis J. L. Donnell Vandalia 

John E. Eliason 
Charles G. Fitzpatrick 
Mac Foust 

Sam Fudge Sam Blackwood New Hope 

W. H. Goodman 

Sam R. Hope W. Clayton Mays, Jr Forest Hills 

George V. H. Hunter, Jr. 
John H. Leith 

W. E. Lytch Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

Wm. E. Massey, Jr Jos. A. Tate Cross Roads 

Jerry McCann A. L. Lefler St. Paul 

Fred W. McDaniel J. K. Brothers Springwood 

Charles W. McNutt Elwood Ray Northside 

Eric McQuitty Paul Evans, Sr El Bethel 

Allen C. McSween J. S. Vincent Starmount 

J. M. Millard 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

r 

Kay M. Misenheimer Gilbert L. Moore Park Avenue 

Zane M. Moore Duncan Godfrey Morningside 

M. J. Murray Glenn York Jonesboro 

J. W. Orders 

D. L. Paulson R. W. Vann Siler City 

T. Henry Patterson W. S. Smith Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

Roy K. Patterson, Jr. 

W. W. Peters G. V. Newlin Graham 

Zachary T. Piephoff, Jr...Robt. R. Walker, Jr Asheboro First 

W. Clark Porter, III Sam W. Hughes Eno 

Robert R. Ketner Fairfield 

John A. Redhead, Jr Archie W. Wells Greensboro First 

C. Fred Carlson Greensboro First 

Burton Sherrod Luther Z. Allen East Burlington 

Carl H. Stark, Jr R. A. Sumner Piedmont 

John P. Stephenson George C. Farrow Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

Sam N. Thomas J. A. Whitfield Hawfields 

William D. Varker W. A. Lambert Westminster 

James H. Wade Ernest E. Patterson Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup M. C. Jackson Buffalo (L) 

W. H. Westerfield 
John Whitley 

E. Lee Willingham Moses K. Rankin Buffalo (G) 

John A. Womeldorf N. T. Wrenn. Brentwood 

James E. Wood E. C. Kimball Riverview 

H. Earl Woodall G. H. Holt Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

George A. Denny Bessemer 

L. N. Glenn Bethany 

W. H. Scott Mt. Vernon Springs 

J. E. Latta Little River 

Wade Barber Pittsboro 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Bethlehem, Black Memorial, Broadway, Chapel Hill, Church 
of the Covenant, Cumnock, Edgewood, Efland, Euphronia, 
Farmville, Goldston, Greenwood, Griers, Gulf, Hillview, 
Haywood, Hope View, Joyce, Leaksville First, Meadowside, 
Memorial, Milton, Oakview, Pleasant Grove, Pocket, Ran- 
dolph, Red House, Reidsville First, Salem, Sanford First, 
Sedgefield, Smyrna, Speedwell, Stoneville, Stony Creek, 
Trinity, Wentworth, White Hill, and Yanceyville. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Mr. George Stone of the First Presbyterian Church gave a 
cordial welcome to the Presbytery and gave a brief review 
of the history of the First Church. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by the Rev. Lee Adkins. The printed docket 
was adopted as follows : 

DOCKET 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1962 

CHAPEL OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO 

9:30 Presbytery called to order — Rev. Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
Opening Worship — Rev. Walter Goodman, Chairman 
Communion Service — Revs. John Womeldorf and John L. Davis 
Roll Call 

Address of Welcome — Mr. George Stone 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Lee W. Adkins 
Introduction of visiting brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
10:45 Reports of: 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. W. W. Peters, 
Chairman 

Examination Committee — Rev. Wm. D. Varker, Chairman 
(Reception of Ministers) 

Church Extension Committee — Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
Address of Rev. J. E. McMillan 

Presbytery-Owned Office Building Committee — Mr. J. A. Grump- 
ier, Chairman 

Historical Committee — Rev. T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 
Special Committee, Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman 
12:30 Lunch 
1:30 Reconvene 

Season of Prayer for Covenant Life Curriculum Seminar 
Reports continued: 

Courtesy Committee — Rev. George Hunter 

Higher Education Committee — Rev. Vance Barron, Chairman 

Sub-Committee on Candidates — Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman 
Council of Orange — Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 
Stewardship Promotion Committee — Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman 

and Mr. H. G. MacLean 
Nominations Committee — Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 
Installations Committee — Rev. Lawrence Avent, Chairman 
Nomination of next Moderator 

Time and Place of next meetinq- (Bethel Church, July 19th) 
Proposed Manual Change (See latest Minutes, pages 56-58) 
Unfinished business 
New business 

Reading and correcting minutes 
Adjournment 

3:30 DEDICATION OF NEW OFFICE BUILDING- 
MR. J. A. CRUMPLER, PRESIDING 
ADDRESS: DR. HAROLD J. DUDLEY, GENERAL SECRE- 
TARY OF SYNOD OF N. C. 



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INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. John Webb who is supplying at Stony Creek and Oak- 
view, and Rev. L. T. Edgerton, who is supplying at Besse- 
mer, were introduced to Presbytery. The new ministers to be 
received by Presbytery, Rev. John Stephenson, Rev. Tom 
Anderson, Rev. Z. T. PiephofF, Jr. and Rev. Charles McNutt, 
were introduced to Presbytery. By action of Presbytery 
these ministers were invited to sit as visiting brethren. Also 
introduced were Miss Frances Prichard, D.C.E. of the Shiloh 
Church, and Mr. Clyde Wray to be examined as a candidate 
for the Ministry. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. Receipts of the following Certificates for Presbyterial Dismission 
of a Minister: 

Rev. John P. Stephenson, from Fayetteville Presbytery 
Rev. Tom B. Anderson, from Southwest Presbytery 
Rev. Zack T. Piephoff , Jr., from Holston Presbytery 
Rev. Charles W. McNutt, from Kanawha Presbytery 

These were received as information. 

2. From Rev. Harry F. Barnett requesting permission to labour out- 
side the bounds of Orange Presbytery, in Belfast, North Ireland 
during June, July and August 1962. A further request that Rev. 
Douglas Hamilton, Magheramame, Belfast, N. Ireland be approved 
for supply in the Broadway and Salem Churches for the same 
period. These requests were granted. 

3. From Dr. T. Watson Street, Executive Secretary of the Board of 
World Missions. He passes on a recommendation made by the 
officers of the World Mission Chairman to the effect that each 
Presbytery send its World Mission Chairman to Montreat this 
summer and that his expenses be paid. Further, that this be on 
an annual basis and that the expense be provided for in the opera- 
tional budget. A motion was adopted that $40.00 be used this year 
for this purpose, and that this item be referred to the Stewardship 
Committee. 

4. From Dr. Marshall S. Woodson asking permission to labour out- 
side the bounds of the Presbytery. The request was granted. 

5. From Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman of the Committee on Ses- 
sional Records. Reporting on a review of the Sessional Records 
of Euphronia, Hillview, Hope View and Pittsboro churches. This 
was received as information. 

6. Letter from Rev. W. S. Patterson asking that an overture be 
adopted and forwarded to the General Assembly relative to Annu- 
ities and Relief. This was referred to the Committee on Annuities 
and Relief to be reported back to Presbytery later in the day. 



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7. The following requested that they be excused from this Session of 
Presbytery: Revs. A. V. Wray, Roy E. Watts, Marion S. Huske, 
Marshall S. Woodson, W. M. Baker, and R. J. McMullen, Sr. 
The requests were granted. 

8. Minutes of Commission to Install Rev. Sam R. Hope. These were 
admitted to record as follows : 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL R. HOPE 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. Sam- 
ual R. Hope, pastor of the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, on Janu- 
ary 28th met in Northwood School on February 4th (a deep snow pre- 
vented the meeting at the appointed time) at 3:45 P.M. 

The meeting was opened with a prayer and the following were present: 
Revs. W. W. Peters, Chairman, Allen C. McSween, and Roy E. Watts; 
Elders, Henry Meyers, H. P. Morrison and P. Hunter Dalton, Sr. 
Mr. Meyers was elected clerk. 

After a discussion of the order of worship, the Commission entered 
the sanctuary and united with the congregation in a service of worship 
with Mr. Peters presiding. Rev. Allen McSween preached the sermon 
from the text, Luke 8:18. Mr. Peters stated the proceedings of the 
Presbytery preparatory to the installation and asked the Constitu- 
tional questions to both the pastor-elect and the congregation. Having 
been answered in the affirmative. Rev. Samuel R. Hope was declared 
regularly elected and installed pastor of The Forest Hills Presbyterian 
Church, in accordance with Chapter 27, paragraphs 6-7 of the Book of 
Church Order. 

The charge to the pastor was given by Mr. H. P. Morrison, to the con- 
gregation by Rev. Roy E. Watts. During the service Mr. Meyers and 
Mr. Dalton led in prayers. 

Mr. Hope pronounced the benediction, after which he was cordially 
received by the congregation. 

The Commission reviewed and approved the minutes and was adjourned 
with a prayer. 

W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Henry Meyers, Clerk 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
with the recommendations was adopted and admitted to the 
record as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, APRIL 19, 1962 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREENSBORO, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission 
in the following matters : 

1. At a called meeting during the lunch recess of the Stated 
Winter Meeting of Orange Presbytery, January 18, 1962, at 
the Westminster Church, the Rev. James E. Bearss ap- 
peared before the Commission with the request that he be 
granted a certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of West- 
minster, in order that he might accept the call of the Session 



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of the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, Tampa, Florida, to 
be Minister of Education, effective January 31, 1962. Mr. 
Bearss presented the minutes of the Session of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Burlington, N. C, for December 17, 1961, 
showing that the Session had concurred in his request that 
his relationship as Minister of Education in the church be 
dissolved. The request v^as granted. 

2 At the regular meeting on March 6, 1962, a letter from the 
Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery was presented, requesting that 
he be granted a certificate of dismission to the Classis of 
Queens, Reformed Church in America, in order that he might 
accept the call of the Glendale Reformed Church, Glendale, 
L. I., N. Y. His request was granted. 

3. At a called meeting on April 10, 1962, the Rev- E. Lee Wil- 
lingham appeared before the Commission with the request 
that the pastoral relationship between himself and the Buffalo 
Presbyterian Church, of Greensboro, N. C, be dissolved 
effective May 1, 1962, and that he be granted a certificate of 
dismission to the Presbytery of Atlanta in order that he 
might accept the call of the Columbia Presbyterian Church, 
Decatur, Ga. Ruling Elder C. E. Kerchner of the Buffalo 
Church stated that at a duly called congregational meeting, 
the congregation of the Buffalo Church had voted to concur 
with Mr. Willingham in his request. The request was granted 
and the pulpit of the Buffalo Church, Greensboro, N. C, 
declared vacant as of May 1, 1962. 

4. At the same meeting on April 10, 1962, the Rev. E. C. Thorn- 
burg appeared before the Commission and requested a cer- 
tificate of dismission to the Midwest Association of Congre- 
gational Christian Churches in Indiana. His request was 
granted. 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has ex- 
amined the following Calls and found them in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Northside Presbyterian Church has 
called as pastor the Rev. Charles W. McNutt of the Presby- 
tery of Kanawha. Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $5,200.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance $900.00 a year 

f . Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. Cost of moving from Charleston, W. Va., to manse 

2. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashe- 
boro, N. C, has called the Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., of the 
Presbytery of Holston, as pastor. The terms of the call are 
as follows: 

a. Salary $5,800 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7%% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 



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d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. Cost of moving from Jefferson City, Tenn., to manse 

h. Utility cost on manse (approximately $600.00 a year) 

i. Book allowance $100.00 a year 

3. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Bur- 
lington, N. C. has called as pastor Rev. Tom B. Anderson, 
of the Presbytery of the Southwest. Terms of the call are 
as follows: 

a. Salary $12,000.00 a year 

b. Allowances: Automobile and other — $1800.00 a year 

c. Free use of manse, with utilities paid by the church (or 
$150.00 per month for manse and utilities in lieu of a 
manse with utilities furnished) 

d. iyi% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

e. One month vacation 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and his family 

g. Two weeks per year for engaging in preaching missions 
outside the congregation 

h. Necessary time off for refresher courses within limits 
agreed upon by the Session 

i. Cost of moving from Lubbock, Texas, to Burlington, N. C. 

4. The congregation of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro, N. C, has called as pastor the Rev. John P. 
Stephenson, Jr., of the Presbytery of Fayetteville. Terms of 
the call are as follows : 

a. Salary $4,500.00 a year 

b. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

c. Free use of manse plus $500.00 a year utilities allowance 

d. 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

e. One month vacation 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and his family. 

g. Cost of moving from Fayetteville, N. C, to manse 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the following calls to the following men be approved, 
and that pending their examination and signing of the Book 
of Ministerial Obligations the calls be placed in their hands, 
respectively. 

Northside Church to C. W. McNutt 
Asheboro First Church to Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. 
Burlington First Church to T. B. Anderson 
Glenwood Church to J. P. Stephenson, Jr. 

2. That commissions be appointed to install Mr. McNutt as 
pastor of the Northside Church, Mr. Piephoff as pastor of 
the Asheboro First Church, Mr. Anderson as pastor of the 
Burlington First Church, and Mr. Stephenson as pastor of 
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IV. Your Commission on the Minister and His Work reports, for the 
information of the Presbytery, that the pulpit of the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church is vacant, as reported to the January meet- 
ing, and since August 1, 1961 the pulpit of the Hillview Church 
has been supplied by Mr. Louis G. Dubost, Jr., without the ap- 
proval of Presbytery or of the Commission on the Minister and 
his Work, and at the invitation of the Session. 

Respectively submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

JUDICIAL COMMISSION 

A motion was adopted that a Judicial Commission be ap- 
pointed to investigate the relationship of Mr. Louis G. Du- 
bost, Jr. to the Hillview Church and report back at the next 
meeting of the Presbytery. The Commission was appointed 
as follows : 

Revs. John C. Whitley, Chairman, Walter Goodman, Samuel S. Cap- 
pel, Messrs. Clinton J. Frank, John Flynn, and J. D. Richardson. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was made by Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman. He introduced 
to the Presbytery for examination Rev. John Stephenson, 
Rev. Tom Anderson, Rev. Zack T. Piephoff, Jr., and Rev. 
Charles McNutt. The Chairman then led the Presbytery in 
prayer. 

These Ministers were examined in Experimental Religion 
by the Moderator ; on their views in Theology by Rev. Wil- 
liam Orders ; on their views in the Sacraments by Rev. Law- 
rence Avent; and on their views in Church Government by 
Rev. John Whitley. The examinations were sustained as 
satisfactory in their several parts and as a whole. Rev. 
Charles McNutt accepted from the Moderator the call to 
the Northside Church, Rev. Zack Piephoff, Jr. to the Ashe- 
boro First Church, Rev. Tom Anderson to the Burlington 
First Church, and Rev. John Stephenson to the Glenwood 
Church. They signed the Book of Ministerial Obligations 
and were enrolled as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. Ben Brown, Chairman. He introduced 
to the Presbytery Rev. J. E. McMillan who was invited 
by Presbytery to sit as a visiting brother. The report was 
received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

1. That all churches inform themselves about the Meadowside Church 
and its relocation and building plans, and that each church pro- 



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mote the Self-Denial Offering for Church Extension to the best of 
its ability. 

2. That Presbytery hear the Reverend J. E. McMillan in a brief report 
about his work as religious worker and counselor at Prison Camp 
0074 near McLeansville. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

Mr. McMillan gave an informative and interesting report 
of his work at the Prison Camp and asked for the continued 
support of Orange Presbytery in this work. 

PRESBYTERY-OWNED OFFICE BUILDING 
COMMITTEE, Report of 

By action of Presbytery Elder J. A. Grumpier was given the 
privilege of the floor and reported for the committee. He 
stated that all of the money necessary for the construction 
of the building was pledged but $2,500.00. He also issued 
an invitation to Presbytery to attend the dedication of the 
Office Building at 3 :30 P. M. 

HISTORICAL COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. T. Henry Patterson, Chairman. The 
report with the recommendations was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON HISTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
APRIL 19, 1962 

Your Committee appointed some months ago to study the possibility 
of having a History of Orange Presbytery published, would, after much 
thought and study, present the following report: 

We would state first of all that, "There Is No History of Orange Pres- 
bytery." Its Organization, Leadership, Growth and Service can be found 
only as it is recorded in the Minutes of its Stated and Called Meetings, 
some of which are lost; and the records and minutes of the Higher Courts, 
Synod and General Assembly, as its organization and growth has effected 
the life of the Church General. 

It is the unanimous opinion of the Committee that a History setting 
forth in concise, interesting and well organized form the Organization and 
service of this, "The Oldest Presbytery" in our Assembly with a continuing 
History under the same Name, should be prepared, printed and receive wide 
distribution within the bounds of the Presbytery and across the Church 
generally. 

Your Committee further states that many Presbyteries in the Assembly 
have, or are in the process of preparing and printing well documented 
records of their organization and growth. 

We report also, that a careful study of the cost of such an undertaking 
has been made. The search for a writer, who, out of deep interest in and 
concern for the Church General, and more especially of Orange Presbytery 
would do a good job, has been the main concern of the Committee. Some 



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thought of distribution and sale of the History, after it has been printed, 
has also been given. 

We, therefore, present the following recommendations for consideration 
and action: 

1. That a History of Orange Presbytery be prepared and printed. We 
suggest the printing of at least 1,000 copies. 

2. That the Reverend Robert Hamlin Stone, D. D., present Executive 
Secretary of Orange Presbytery, be employed to write this History. 

3. That the amount of $1,500 be set aside by Presbytery to be used by 
Dr. Stone for travel, research, secretarial aid, etc. as may be required 
for assembling the historical facts and data and preparing same for 
printing. 

4. That a Committee be appointed to assist and encourage Dr. Stone in 
this work, and seek to find a "Sponsor" to underwrite the cost of the 
final printing of the History; and, if this cannot be done, recommend 
to Presbytery ways and means of paying for the printing of 1,000 
copies, and make plans for sale and distribution of the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Marion S. Huske 

W. M. Baker 

M. E. Yount 

Charles W. Perry 

T. Henry Patterson, Chairman 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO THE 
RETIRING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, Report of. 

Was given by Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman. The report 
was adopted. 

A CiTATION OF APPRECIATION TO DR. ROBERT HAMLIN STONE 

It hardly seems possible that five years could have gone by so quickly. 
It was on July 11, 1957 that the Presbytery of Orange extended to Dr. 
Robert Hamlin Stone a call to become its second Executive Secretary. 
Although his formal installation did not take place until January 16, 1958, 
by that time Dr. Stone had already revealed through his activities in the 
Presbytery the kind of zeal and industry which were to mark his ministry 
among us. 

Dr. Stone is a man of prayer. He believes in prayer. He begins, con- 
tinues and ends every task in prayer, but having prayed he does not sit 
back and wait for the Lord to perform the miracles for which he has 
prayed. When he has prayed he rolls up his sleeves and goes to work as 
an instrument of God in fulfilling his prayers. 

Dr. Stone is a man of faith. He has a strong faith in Jesus Christ as 
the Light of the World and he has diligently followed that light wherever 
it has led. Most of the time Dr. Stone follows the example of our Lord 
but, not always, for Jesus said, "I must work the works of him that sent 
me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work". Those who 
are aware of the work of Dr. Stone know how often he burned the mid- 
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Dr. Stone is a man of concern. He yearns, with a pastor's heart, for the 
people who are not being reached by the Gospel. His concern has led to the 
organization of four new churches by the Presbytery during his tenure of 
office, but, just as important, he has not forsaken those already organized. 
He has maintained a pastoral oversight of all the churches through the 
Committee on Church Extension and the Commission on the Minister and 
his Work. He has supplied the pulpit, at one time or another, of most of 
the churches in the Presbytery. He has come to know the people of the 
Presbytery by name and by heart, and the "Orange Presbyterian" is avidly 
read by our almost 25,000 communicants because of the manner in which 
he writes of those whom he loves and serves. 

For many years to come the Office Building of Orange Presbytery will 
stand as a memorial to the endless labors of Dr. Stone in our midst. But 
for him, the building could not have become a reality. 

Now, as Dr. Stone lifts up his eyes to the hills, he will not be content 
to bask in the glory of what he has accomplished. He looks to the hills with 
the eye of a shepherd watching over his sheep. He will not sit idly by in 
the shade during the heat of the day, but will be in the coves seeking for 
Christ those who have not yet come into the fold of the Good Shepherd. 

Our prayer to God for Dr. Stone is that he may be granted many more 
years of fruitful service to the Kingdom and be given souls for his hire. 
With the Apostle Paul we say, "May God 'supply every need of yours 
according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus'." 

As a token of our high esteem for you. Dr. Stone, we ask you to accept 
this gift certificate for $100.00 which entitles you and Mrs. Stone, who has 
shared your service among us, to choose from Guilford Galleries an item 
of furniture which we hope will remain in your home as a visible reminder 
of the love of those whom you have served so well. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen C. McSween, Chairman 
R. Don Carson 
Kay M. Misenheimer 
Charles E. Plummer 
Robert P. Richardson 

COVENANT LIFE CURRICULUM 

The Rev. Carl Stark outlined the plans for the Covenant 
Life Curriculum Seminars and led the Presbytery in prayer 
for these Seminars. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report af. 

Was presented by the Rev. Lawrence Avent, Chairman. The 
report was adopted as follows : 

Commission to install Rev. Tom Anderson pastor of the First Church 
Burlington on Sunday, April 29th, at 7:30 P. M. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson to preside 
Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. to preach the sermon 
Rev. William Peters to charge the Minister 
Mr. Webb Durham to charge the Congregation 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 



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Mr. Ralph Scott ^ 
Mr. C. E. Scott 

Commission to install Rev. John P. Stephenson pastor of the Glenwood 
Church on Sunday, April 29th, at 7:00 P. M. 
Dr. R. H. Stone to preside 

Dr. Allen McSween to preach the sermon ^ 

Rev. Jerry McCann to charge the Pastor 

Mr. Douglas Taylor to charge the Congregation 

Rev. John Eliason 

Mr. Worth Watts 

Commission to install Rev. Charles McNutt pastor of the Northside 
Church on Sunday, May 6th, at 7:30 P. M. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson to preside 

T?ev. William Orders to preach the sermon 

Rev. Burton Sherrod to charge the Pastor 

Mr. John Barnwell to charge the Congregation 

Rev. J. S. Jones to offer prayer 

Mr. Durward Stokes 

Mr. V. A. Senter 

Commission to install Rev. Zack T. Piephoff, Jr. pastor of the First 
Church Asheboro on May 27th, at 7 : 30 P. M. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. to preside 

Dr. Allen McSween to preach the sermon 

Mr. Staley Garrison, Jr. to charge the Pastor 

Rev. Earl Woodall to charge the Congregation 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick 

Mr. Archie Smith 

Mr. George Denny 

Mr. C. A. Sydnor, Jr. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Dr. Ben F. Brown was elected as Moderator-nominee. 
TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

This was announced as July 19, 1962 at the Bethel Church. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 P. M. with prayer 
being offered by Rev. W. S. Patterson. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery was reconvened at 1:30 P. M. with prayer by 
the Moderator, the Rev. Allen McSween. 

COMMITTEE ON ANNUITIES AND RELIEF, Report of. 

Was presented by the Rev. John Eliason. The Committee 
recommended that the Overture requested by Rev. W. S. 
Patterson be approved by Presbytery and sent to the Gen- 
eral Assembly. The recommendation was adopted. 



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THE OVERTURE 

Orange Presbytery respectfully requests the General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States, meeting in Winston- 
Salem, N. C, to ask the Board of Annuities and Relief to reconsider 
paragraph #11, in its official plan. 

Paragraph #11 now reads, "The widow's annuity shall cease upon 
death or remarriage." 

Suggested amendment to this is: "But if the widow's remarriage be 
to a beneficiary of the Ministers' Annuity then in case of the death of 
the second husband, the widow again becomes a beneficiary of the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund." 

SUB-COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of. 

Was presented by the Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. He 
reported on the progress of the candidates for the Ministry 
and Lay Service under care of Presbytery, and gave infor- 
mation about those in the process of becoming candidates 
under the care of the Presbytery. He then introduced to the 
Presbytery Mr. Samuel R. Williams of the Buffalo (G) 
Church stating that Mr. Williams had been approved as a 
Candidate for the Ministry by the Session of the Buffalo 
Church and had completed his preliminary tests. He also 
introduced to the Presbytery Mr. Clyde Wray of the Broad- 
way Church stating that Mr. Wray had been approved as 
a Candidate for the Ministry by the Session of the Broad- 
way Church and had completed his preliminary tests. These 
two men were then examined in Experimental Religion and 
Motives for seeking the Ministry by the Moderator. This 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. The Moderator 
propounded the Questions Required of Candidates. These 
having been answered in the affirmative by both candidates, 
Rev. Harry Barnett gave a Scriptural charge from Timothy 
and prayer was offered by Rev. Lee Willingham. Mr. Wil- 
liams and Mr. Wray were then declared Candidates under 
the care of Orange Presbytery by the Moderator. 

The Rev. Carl Stark, Rev. John Stephenson, Rev. Sam 
Thomas, Rev. Fred McDaniel, and Rev. W. J. Wrenn, Jr. 
and the Elder representatives from the Glenwood and 
Springwood churches requested that they be excused from 
the remainder of the meeting. This was granted. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of. 

Was presented by Mr. Floyd Hendley, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted. 



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RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Orange Presbytery extend a call to become Director of Camp 
Program for Orange Presbytery to Rev. James S. R. Tippens and 
that the terms be as follows : 

Salary $6,000.00 annually 

Travel allowance of $1200.00 annually 

Participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

Group Insurance Policy for him and his family 

Rental allowance up to $125.00 monthly 

A month's vacation 

2. That the following be instructed to sign the call: Revs. Ben F. 
Brown, J. W. Walkup, Harry Barnett, Samuel N. Thomas, Messrs. 
Boyd Clapp, Harry Clark, Cecil F. Adamson, and Floyd F. Hendley. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

It was noted that the Council will plan an appropriate in- 
duction service for the incoming Executive Secretary, Rev. 
Linwood Cheshire. A motion was adopted that the change 
of authority from the outgoing to the incoming Executive 
Secretary be left in the hands of the Council. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report af. 

Was presented by Mr. H. G. McLean. The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following proposed Manual Change was read for the 
first time and docketed for the July meeting: 
"that the Fall Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery be held 
the third Thursday in October." 

In connection with this a motion was adopted that the Coun- 
cil bring the Challenge Budget to Presbytery at the July 
meeting. 

MANUAL CHANGE (Second Reading) 

The Manual Change relative to the Higher Education Com- 
mittee was read for the second time, amended and adopted 
with the deletion of the references to "adjourned meetings." 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE MANUAL OF 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Recommendation 1 — To delete paragraph 3 of Section 7, under the 
heading "Permanent Committees". 

Recommendation 2 — To add, as Section 12 under the heading "Per- 
manent Committees" the following: 



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CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE 

This Committee shall be composed of five members: three 
ministers and two lay persons, as elected by the Presbytery. 
It shall be the duty of this Committee to work with the 
Synod's Executive Committee of Campus Christian Life, 
seeking to support the ministry of our Church on the cam- 
puses of those colleges and universities where the Synod of 
North Carolina has accepted responsibility. 

Recommendation 3 — To delete paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of Section 7, 
under the heading "Permanent Committees". 

Recommendation 4 — To add, as Section 13 under the heading "Perma- 
nent Committees" the following: 

CANDIDATES 

This committee shall be composed of nine members, five of whom shall 
be ministers, elected for three year terms and eligible for re-election 
for one additional term with the endorsement of the committee. 

It shall be the duty of this committee to have oversight of all un- 
licensed Candidates for the Ministry or Lay Service under the care of 
Presbytery and all licentiates still pursuing courses of preparation. 
All applications of persons to be received as Candidates for the 
Ministry shall be made through this Committee. The Committee shall 
recommend the continuance of every Candidate as a beneficiary or 
not, according to its judgment. The Committee shall have oversight 
of the candidate until he is ordained or dismissed to another Presby- 
tery or dropped from the roster by the Presbytery. This oversight 
will include the presentation of the candidate to the examining com- 
mittee and assisting with planning his ordination, installation or 
Commissioning. 

The Chairman of the Committee shall send to the Assembly's Board 
of Education abstracts or copies of all matters pertaining to the 
work such as the reception of candidates, their progress, scholastic 
standing and all other such information as shall help that Board to 
make a judicious use of the funds of the Church; and especially shall 
the Chairman give full and explicit answers to all inquiries which the 
Assembly's Board of Education may make to him. 

The Chairman of this committee shall send a copy of the Manual of 
Presbytery to each candidate and call his attention especially to rules 
relating to candidates. 

This committee shall actively engage in a program of recruitment for 
both the Gospel Ministry and Lay Service. 

This committee shall place in the designation "Under Care of the 
Committee" any persons who are considering the Gospel Ministry or 
lay service who have, in the judgment of the committee, not yet at- 
tained the academic status or degree of maturity necessary to become 
a Candidate. 

It shall have a place on the docket of every regular stated meeting 
of Presbytery. 



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Recommendation 5 — To substitute for paragraphs 1 and 2 of Section 
7, under the heading "Permanent Committees" the following: 

HIGHER EDUCATION 

This Committee shall be composed of three members: two ministers 
and one lay person, as elected by Presbytery. It shall be the duty of 
this Committee to work with the Synod's Executive Committee of 
Higher Education, seeking to support the ministry of our Church 
through its institutions of higher education in the Synod of North 
Carolina. The duties of this Committee shall include receiving the an- 
nual reports from the Trustees of these institutions, and reporting 
matters of concern to the Presbytery. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
was adopted. 

1. Campus Christian Life Committee (3 ministers and 2 laymen) 
Chairman — Rev. William Brown 

1962— James H. Wade 

1963 — Lawrence W. Avent, J. M. Saunders 

1964— William Brown, Albert M. Keister 

2. Committee on Candidates (5 ministers and 4 laymen) 
Chairman — Irving E. Birdseye 

1962— W. E. Massey, Jr., Alonzo C. Hall, Miss Pat Hall 

1963 — Marion J. Murray, John H. Leith, Frank Brovni 

1964 — Irving E. Birdseye, Vance Barron, Robert M. Armfield 

3. Higher Education Committee (2 ministers and 1 layman) 
Chairman — R. Don Carson 

1962— Douglas L. Paulson 

1963— David W. Morrah, Jr. 

1964 — R. Don Carson 

4. Committee to Study the Setup and Work of Presbytery's Com- 
mittees 

Chairman — Joseph M. Garrison 

Members — Samuel R. Hope, Charles S. Wilkins, J. Boyd Clapp 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by the Rev. George Hunter, Jr. The report 
was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COURTESY COMMITTEE 

Members of Orange Presbytery in Spring meeting assem- 
bled take this opportunity to express their deep appreciation 
to the First Presbyterian Chuch, Greensboro, to its mem- 
bers, its ministers and staff, for their hospitality and warm 
welcome. We thank you for the use of the chapel, and for 
the excellent lunch served by Mrs. McGregor and her fine 
staff, and for the facilities of the church. The fact that our 
meeting, usually so long, was able to adjourn by 3:00 is 
ample testimony to the fact of excellent preparation and 
supurb arrangements by all concerned. 

For the committee : 
George H. V. Hunter, Jr. 



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NEW BUSINESS 

The Stated Clerk called attention to a requirement of the 
Book of Church Order that representatives to Presbytery- 
have an identification card from the local Session. A motion 
was adopted, that it be waived for this meeting, and that a 
copy of the card be sent to the Clerk of each Session, asking 
for the desire of each church, and it be considered at the 
next meeting of Presbytery. 

Dr. W. T. Thompson was excused from this meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

A motion was adopted that the historical sketch of the First 
Presbyterian Church be included in the printed minutes. 

A motion was adopted that the Moderator and the Commit- 
tee on Nominations confer in appointing the Judicial Com- 
mission to investigate the situation regarding the Hillview 
Church, and the names of the Commission be included in 
the minutes. 

Revs. John C. Whitley, Chairman, Walter Goodman, Samuel S. Cappel, 
Messrs. Clinton J. Frank, John Flynn, and J. D. Richardson. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was 
offered by Rev. Lee Willingham. 

Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest : 

R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 



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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

The First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro was organized October 3, 
1824, with twelve members, of whom four were Negro slaves, by the Rev- 
erend William D. Paisley who served as its minister for nearly twenty 
years. 

The first church building, a one room brick, was erected in 1832 on the 
site of the present City Library and Museum. 

The Sunday School was started in 1833. 

The first formally installed pastor was Reverend John A. Gretter whose 
pastorate extended from 1844 until his death in 1853. 

In 1846 the second church building was erected on the site of the former 
one, together with a lecture room north of the church. Both were of brick ^ 
construction. 

Following Mr. Gretter the pulpit was supplied by Messrs. Sherwood and 
McQueen until 1855 when Reverend J. J. Smyth began a four year pastorate. 

He was succeeded in 1859 by Dr. Jacob Henry Smith who served until 
November 1897, and he in turn was succeeded by his son, Dr. Egbert W. 
Smith, who served through 1906. 

Dr. Melton Clark, the next pastor served for over nine years, and was 
followed by Reverend J. G. Walker. 

In October 1916 Dr. Charles F. Myers began a pastorate which extended 
until May 1945, a period of nearly twenty-nine years, during which time 
there were several assistant pastors. 

The present pastor, Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., was installed on June 3, 
1945, and the Associate Pastor, Reverend William M. Currie in 1948. Rev. 
Lee Adkins, Minister of Education and Promotion, was installed September 
1, 1960. 

The third group of buildings on the original site was begun in 1890 and 
the first services held there in June 1892. 

In 1928 the present Sanctuary and Sunday School Buildings, on the 
N. Elm and N. Greene Street site, were erected and were dedicated on 
October 6, 1929. 

The growth of the Church and the Sunday School necessitating further 
expansion, the Memorial Building and Chapel were erected in 1953. 

To provide for subsequent growth and future needs still another Chil- 
dren's Education Building was begun late in 1961 and its occupancy is 
expected in the early summer of this year (1962) following a successful 
financial pledge campaign late in 1960. 

The present church membership is approximately 3,090, the Sunday 
School enrollment 2,238, the employed staiT consists of twenty-five full time 
persons, including the three ministers, and three part time workers. 

This church, during its growth, over the years, has also been the sponsor 
of, or has materially aided in the establishment of, eight other churches in 
Greensboro area, while supporting a number of missionaries on the Foreign 
Field and liberally contributing to the support of the various institutions 
and other causes of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly. 



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THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 
July 19, 1962 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Seventh Stated Meeting of 
Orange Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
Allen C. McSween, at 9:30 A.M. in the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church, McLeansville, N. C. on Thursday, July 19, 1962. 

Presbytery v^as led in prayer by Rev. Walter Goodman, 
Devotional Chairman. He then introduced Mr. Jack W. Heintzle- 
man. Candidate for Ordination. Follov^ing the singing of **The 
Lord's My Shepherd," Mr. Heintzleman preached his trial ser- 
mon from Mark 6:30-34 on the subject, Christ and the Multi- 
tudes. 

ROLL 

The roll v^as taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adklns 
Lee Adklns 

Tom B. Anderson Otis Lackey Burlington First 

W. M. Baker 

J. A. Boyd Smith Brandon Milton 

Ben F. Brown John H. Stewart Alamance 

William Brown Jack E. Foster Guilford Park 

Sam S. Cappel F. M. Southerland Mebane 

Don Carson Dr. A. D. Barber Sanford First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

W. M. Currie A. W. Wells Greensboro First 

E. C. McLean Greensboro First 

John R. Dail W. E. Thomas St. Andrews 

John L. Davis Claude C. O'Brien Vandalia 

John E. Eliason 

Chas. G. Fitzpatrick Cleo Bennett Dogwood Acres 

Joe Flora 

Sam Fudge Roland Dodson New Hope 

W. H. Goodman Ralph C. Davis Sedgefield 

Sam R. Hope Howard Pancoast Forest Hills 

George V. H. Hunter, Jr. 
Marion S. Huske 
John H. Leith 

W. E. Lytch Sam Bason Yanceyville 

P. B. Harrelson Bethesda 

Jerry C. McCann Don Causey St. Paul 

Allen C. McSween 

Kay M. Misenheimer A. Richardson Johnson Park Avenue 



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MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Wm. Orders Hammond Cartledge Memorial 

T. Henry Patterson James A. Wilson Madison 

W. S. Patterson 
Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

W. W. Peters E. P. Caruthers Graham 

Z. T. PiephofF Sam A. Florence Bethany 

Z. T. Piephoff, Jr J. E. McNeely Asheboro First 

W. Clark Porter, III Sam W. Hughes Eno 

Robert R. Ketner Fairfield 

A. V. Ray Paul N. Miller Smyrna 

John F. Flynn Wentworth 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Carl H. Stark, Jr J. C. Edwards Piedmont 

John P. Stephenson 
R. H. Stone 

Sam N. Thomas John D. Kimrey Hawfields 

W. Talliferro Thompson 
Jas. S. R. Tippens 
William D. Varker 

James H. Wade Glenn Auman Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup W. B. Knott Buffalo (L) 

Jas. J. Watkins Will Tillman Euphronia 

L. R. Gladden Pocket 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

R. E. Watts I. Paul Ingle High Point First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John A. Womeldorf Paul W. Craven Brentwood 

Jas. E. Wood Arnold Price Riverview 

Earl Woodall G. H. Holt Bethel 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr Joseph H. Warren Griers 

R. 0. Hicks Pleasant Grove 

L. H. Holt Bessemer 

Wm. H. Atkinson Bethlehem 

Tom McKnight Buffalo (G) 

David Monroe Chapel Hill 

W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

A. M. Edgerton Cross Roads 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Paul Evans, Sr El Bethel 

J. F. Daniel Greenwood 

W. H. Gurley Jonesboro 

Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

J. Edmund Latta Little River 

Millard Tate Northside 

D. C. Carlton Reidsville First 

Howard M. Pearson Shiloh 

G. C. Wrenn, M.D Siler City 

Robert J. Spence Springwood 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Black Memorial, Broadway, Church of the Covenant, Cum- 
nock, East Burlington, Edgewood, Faith, Farmville, Glen- 
wood, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Joyce, Meadowside, Morningside, Mt. Vernon Springs, Oak- 



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view, Pittsboro, Randolph, Red House, Salem, Speedwell, 
Starmount, Stony Creek, Trinity, and Westminster. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Ben F. Brown, Pastor of Alamance Presbyterian 
Church, who was nominated at the last meeting, was elected 
Moderator by acclamation. Rev. John Eliason and Rev. 
Charles Fitzpatrick were elected temporary clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder Paul Boone of the Bethel Church extended a cordial 
welcome to the Presbytery. In doing so he reviewed the his- 
tory of the Bethel Church calling attention to the fact that 
Bethel is celebrating its 150th anniversary. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by the Rev. Earl Woodall. The printed 
docket as amended was adopted as follows : 



DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED MEETING 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
July 19, 1962—9 :30 A.M. 

9:30 A.M. Called to order — Dr. Allen C. McSween, Moderator 

Devotional — Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr., Chairman 
Sermon — Mr. Jack Heintzleman (Mark 6:30-34) 

10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerks 
Address of Welcome — Elder Paul Boone 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Earl Woodall, Host 
Pastor 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Sermon — Mr. Charles Coats 
Communications and Announcements 

Report on Presbyterian Survey — Rev. George V. H. Hunter 
Appointment of Standing Committees — Moderator 

Bills and Overtures 

Courtesy 

Council of Orange, Report of Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

1. Sub-Committee on Audits and Budgets, Report of Boyd 
Clapp, Chairman 

2. Committee on Stewardship Promotion — Dr. Robert E. 
Balsley 

Glade Valley, Report of, Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman of 
Board of Trustees 

11:30 A.M. Sermon — Mr. Eugene Boelte 

Commissioners to General Assembly, Report of: 
Minister— Rev. W. Clark Porter, III 
Elder— Mr. W. F. Robinette 



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12:15 P.M. Recess for Lunch 

1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

Sermon — Mr. John Kimbirl 

Committee on Candidates, Report of, Rev. Irving Birdseye, 

Chairman (Rev. John Leith Reporting) 
Examinations Committee, Report of, Rev. W. D. Varker, 

Chairman 

(1) Candidates 

(2) Ministers 

(Reception of 4 ministers and 4 candidates) 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report of, Rev. 

W. W. Peters, Chairman 
Installation Committee, Report of, Rev. Lawrence W. Avent, 

Chairman, (Rev. William Brov^n Reporting) 
Installation of Executive Secretary 
Installation of Camps and Conference Director 

Dr. Ben F. Brown, Presiding 
REPORTS OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES: 

1. Campus Christian Life, Report of. Rev. Vance Barron, 
Chairman 

2. Committee on Evangelism, Report of, Mr Durward 
Stokes, Chairman 

3. Annuities and Relief, Report of, Mr. Harry Clark, Chair- 
man 

4. General Assembly Agencies, Rev. W. M. Currie, Chairman 

5. Church Extension Committee, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Chair- 
man 

6. Christian Education, Rev. Sam Thomas, Chairman 

7. Nominations, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

8. Christian Relations, Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman 
REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES: 

1. Records and Amendments, Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell, 
Chairman (Stated Clerk Reporting) 

2. Presbytery-Owned Office Building, Mr. J. A. Grumpier, 
Chairman 

3. Committee to Study Set Up and Work of Presbytery's 
Committee, Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

Nomination of Moderator for Next Meeting 

Manual Changes — Second Reading re: Change of Presbytery 

Meeting from September to October 
Unfinished Business 

1. Report of Commission in re : Hillview, Rev. John Whitley, 
Chairman 

2. Certification of Elders Attending Presbytery Meetings 
New Business 

1. Time and Place of Next Meeting (Starmount Church — 
October 18, 1962) 
Reading of Minutes 
Adjournment 

THE PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 

Rev. George V. H. Hunter, chairman of the Committee on 
THE PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, gave a brief report for 
the Committee. 



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INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Mr. Jack W. Heintzleman, Mr. John Kimbirl, Mr. Eugene 
Boelte, and Mr. Charles Coats were introduced as Candi- 
dates for Ordination. Mr. Samuel G. Smith, Mr. Stephen A. 
White VI, and Mr. Ralph Bright were introduced as Candi- 
dates for the Ministry coming under the care of Orange 
Presbytery. Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Rev. James J. Wat- 
kins, Rev. Joseph W. Flora, and Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr. were introduced as Ministers coming from other Pres- 
byteries. Mr. Cheshire was voted the privilege of the floor. 
Rev. Douglas Hamilton, exchange pastor at the Broadway 
and Salem Churches, from Belfast, Ireland; Rev. H. H. 
Thompson, interim Pastor at the First Church Reidsville; 
and Rev. L. T. Edgerton were introduced and invited to sit 
as visiting brethren. Also introduced were Mr. Joe K. 
Rodgers, a rising Senior at Union Seminary who is serving 
as summer assistant at the Meadowside Church, and Mr. 
Dave Mullen, a rising Senior at Union Seminary who is 
serving as summer assistant at the Starmount Church. 
Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were intro- 
duced. 

EXCUSED FROM PRESBYTERY 

The following men requested to be excused from Presbytery. 
Revs. Lawrence Avent, Irving Birdseye, Coy Bovender, Clifford Cald- 
well, Milton M. Foust, Joe Garrison, William E. Massey, R. J. Mc- 
Mullen, Charles McNutt, Eric McQuitty, J. M, Millard, Marion J. Mur- 
ray, Burton Sherrod, Edward C. Thornburg, Frank S. Johnston, John 
Whitley. Rev. William Orders, after lunch, Rev. W. J. Wrenn, Jr., 
after lunch, Mr. Jos. S. Warren. The requests were granted. 
Mr. Charles W. Coats, Candidate for Ordination, was intro- 
duced by Rev. John H. Leith. He read I Corinthians 1 : 26-31 
and preached his trial sermon on the subject, ''God's Use of 
the Weak, Lowly, and Insignificant." 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of 
in the following manner : 

1. Letter from Rev. Clifford Caldwell requesting that the report of 
the Records and Amendments Committee be docketed for the Fall 
Meeting and a replacement elected for Rev. Zane Moore. Report 
of the Records and Amendments Committee was docketed for the 
Fall Meeting and the request for a replacement on the Committee 
was placed in the hands of the Nominating Committee. 

2. Certificates of Dismission for Revs. James T. Watkins, James S. R. 
Tippens, Joseph W. Flora, and C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. were re- 
ceived as information. 

3. Certificates of Dismission for Candidates John E. Kimbirl and Jack 
W. Heintzleman. Received as information. 



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4. A motion from the Examinations Committee that Orange Presby- 
tery omit the examination for the Ordination of Mr. Charles Coats 
in the following parts of the required examination for Ordination, 
relative to Paragraph 27-5 as provided in the Form of Government 
section, and in lieu of it accept his two years attendance at Camp- 
bell College, Buies Creek, N. C, and his Certificate from Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, due to the fact that 
Mr. Coats has been received by Orange Presbytery as an Extraor- 
dinary Candidate. The motion was adopted. A further motion was 
adopted that the Presbytery of Orange adjourn to meet on Monday, 
July 3rd, at 10:00 A.M. in the Virginia Gilmer Room of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, N. C. 

5. A resolution from the Trustees of Orange relative to the Gilead 
Church property. It was adopted as follows: 

RESOLUTION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WHEREAS, the Gilead Church property in Caswell County, 
North Carolina, has been abandoned the church no longer being in 
existence, and title to said property is now vested, by operation of 
church law, in the Trustees of Orange Presbytery; and whereas a 
purchaser for said property has been found for the sum of $500.00, 
the purchaser being motivated mainly by his desire to keep up and 
maintain the cemetery located on the property; and the sale having 
been recommended to Presbytery by its Trustees. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presbytery 
in meeting regularly convened and held at Bethel Presbyterian 
Church, McLeansville, North Carolina, on July 19, 1962, that the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are hereby, authorized 
and empowered to convey the Gilead Church property to Felix W. 
Allen and Herman Paul Smith, for the sum of $500.00 cash. 

Upon recommendation of the Trustees, it is further directed 
that the proceeds of sale be placed in the Office Building Fund. 

6. A resolution from the Trustees of Orange Presbytery relative to 
the deed to a manse lot in Jefferson, N. C. It was adopted as 
follows : 

RESOLUTION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WHEREAS, the Trustees of Orange Presbytery heretofore con- 
veyed to the Trustees of Winston-Salem Presbytery, by deed dated 
May 9, 1935, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of 
Ashe County, North Carolina, certain properties formerly in Orange 
Presbytery, but in Winston-Salem Presbytery after the transfer of 
Ashe County from Orange Presbytery to Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery. 

AND WHEREAS, there was included in said deed the Manse 
lot in Jefferson, North Carolina; and whereas, the Trustees of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery now wish to sell and convey said prop- 
erty, but find that the legal description in the deed above referred 
to is inadequate, and have requested the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery to execute a new deed, by proper description, to Trustees 
of Winston- Salem Presbytery, so that the sale transaction may be 
consummated. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presby- 
tery, in meeting regularly convened and held at the Bethel Pres- 



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byterian Church, McLeansville, North Carolina, on July 19, 1962, 
that the Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are hereby, 
authorized and empowered to execute to the Trustees of Winston- 
Salem Presbytery a new deed, by proper description, without war- 
ranties, to the Manse lot property in Jefferson, North Carolina. 

7. An invitation from the Starmount Church that the October meeting 
of the Presbytery be held at their Church in celebration of the tenth 
anniversary of the Church. The invitation was accepted. 

8. An invitation from the Chapel Hill Church that the January meet- 
ing of Presbytery be held at their Church. The invitation was 
accepted. 

9. A request from Rev. John Whitley that the Commission to investi- 
gate the relationship between Mr. Louis Dubost and the Hill View 
Presbyterian Church be permitted to report at the October meeting. 
The request was granted. 

10. Request from Rev. Edward C. Thornburg that he be divested of 
office without censure (112-1 BCO). The request was received and 
docketed for a vote at the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

11. Letter from Mr. Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman of the Sessional 
Records Committee, relative to the Sessional Records of the Gulf 
Church. It was received as information. 

12. Replies from the Sessions concerning the use of a "Certificate of 
Commission" by the Elder attending Presbytery. BCO 16-3. A 
motion was adopted that Presbytery be polled again by letter to 
ascertain how the individual Sessions feel about whether or not to 
waive this requirement. 

A further motion was adopted that it be waived for this meeting 
of Presbytery. 

13. The resignation of Rev. R. H. Stone as a Trustee of Orange Pres- 
bytery. The resignation was accepted effective today and the filling 
of the vacancy was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

14. A letter from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly stating 
that the Overture from Orange Presbytery relative to Annuities 
and Relief was answered in the negative. This was received as 
information. 

15. A request from the Park Avenue Church that permission be granted 
to change the official name from "Park Avenue" to "Westview 
Presbyterian Church" effective August 5th. The change was per- 
mitted. 

16. The Minutes of Commissions to install Rev. Tom B. Anderson, 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr. and Rev. 
Charles W. McNutt were received and admitted to record as fol- 
lows: 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. TOM B. ANDERSON 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install Rev. Tom 
B. Anderson pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington met 
April 29, 1962 at 7:30 P.M. and was opened with a prayer by Rev. William 
W. Peters. Other members present were Revs. T. Henry Patterson, Mod- 



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erator, John A. Redhead, Jr., Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., and Ruling Elders Webb 
Durham, Ralph Scott, and C. E. Scott. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., was elected 
clerk. During the worship service the sermon was preached by Rev. John 
A. Redhead, Jr. from the text Eph. 4:1-16, taking as his subject "A 
Dynamic Church." 

The Chairman recited the proceedings of the Presbytery and propounded 
the Constitutional Questions to both the Minister and the Congregation. 
These were answered in the affirmative and Rev. Tom B. Anderson was 
declared pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington according 
to Chapter 27, paragraphs 6-7 of the Book of Church Order. This was fol- 
lowed by a prayer led by Mr. Piephoff. 

Rev. W. W. Peters delivered the charge to the Minister and Mr. Webb 
Durham gave the charge to the Congregation. 

Mr. Anderson pronounced the benediction and the members of the con- 
gregation came forward and gave him a cordial, official welcome. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission was adjourned 
with a prayer led by Mr. C. E. Scott. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, JR. 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery for the installation 
of Rev. Zachary T. Piephoff, Jr. as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Asheboro, N. C, met in the Church Study prior to the installation service 
on Sunday evening. May 27, 1962. 

The following members of the Commission were present: 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Graham, 
N. C; Rev. Allen C. McSween, Pastor of Starmount Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C; Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick, Pastor of Dogwood Acres 
Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N. C; Rev. H. Earl Woodall, Pastor of 
Bethel Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, N. C; Mr. Staley Garrison, Jr., 
Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C; Mr. George Denny, 
Elder of Bessemer Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. C. A. 
Sydnor, Jr., Elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Vir- 
ginia; Mr. Archie L. Smith, Elder First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, 
N. C. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, and Mr. 
Archie L. Smith was elected Clerk. 

The Commission proceeded with the service of installation in the pres- 
ence of the congregation in the Church Sanctuary. 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick presided, and the members of the Commission 
were introduced by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. 

Rev. Allen C. McSween preached the sermon entitled "Walking With 
God", using as his text. Genesis 5:24. 

The Constitutional questions as required by the Book of Church Order 
were propounded by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, first to the Minister, Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff, Jr., and then to the congregation. These questions were answered 
in the affirmative, after which it was pronounced that Rev. Zachary T. 
Piephoff, Jr. was duly installed as Minister and Pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Asheboro, North Carolina. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff led the congregation in prayer of dedication. Mr. 
Staley Garrison, Jr. gave the charge to the newly installed Minister. Rev. 
H. Earl Woodall gave the charge to the congregation. 



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After the singing of a hymn the Minister pronounced the benediction. 
The Commission re-convened for the reading of the minutes which were 
approved, and the meeting was closed with prayer by Mr. George Denny. 

Archie L. Smith, Clerk 
Z. T. Piephoff , Chairman 

MINUTES OF COMMtSSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN P. STEPHENSON, JR. 

The Commission appointed to install Reverend John P. Stephenson, Jr., 
Pastor of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church met in the Glenwood Church 
Session Room on April 29, 1962 at 6:50 P. M. Those present were: Revs. 
R. H. Stone, Allen McSween, Jerry McCann, Elders C. D. Taylor and Worth 
Watts. Rev. R. H. Stone, Moderator, called the Commission to order. Open- 
ing prayer was led by Rev. Allen McSween. Elder C. D. Taylor was elected 
Clerk. The Commission discussed the order of service. 

The Commission moved into the Sanctuary at 7:00 P. M. for the In- 
stallation Service. 

Rev. R. H. Stone presided in the service of worship in which Rev. Allen 
McSween preached the sermon from Matthew 11:25. The Chairman recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the congregation. These being affirmatively answered. 
Reverend John P. Stephenson, Jr. was declared the Pastor of the Glenwood 
Presbyterian Church, according to Chapter 27, paragraphs 6 and 7 of the 
Book of Church Order. 

Rev. Jerry McCann delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder C. D. 
Taylor to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by Rev. John 
P. Stephenson, Jr. 

The minutes were read and approved and after a prayer by Rev. R. H. 
Stone the Commission was adjourned. 

R. H. Stone, Moderator 
C. D. Taylor, Clerk 

The Commission met in the Education Building of the Glenwood Presby- 
terian Church with the congregation as the congregation extended to Rev- 
erend John P. Stephenson, Jr. the right hand of fellowship. The reception 
for this occasion was prepared by the Women of the Church. 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES W. McNUTT 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Northside Church May 6, 1962 at 7:15 P. M. and was opened vnth 
prayer by Rev. Burton Sherrod. Members present were Rev. John Womel- 
dorf, Rev. J. William Orders, Rev. Joseph S. Jones, Rev. Burton Sherrod, 
and Mr. Durward Stokes, Ruling Elder. A quorum was present. Rev. Bur- 
ton Sherrod was elected Clerk. Rev. John Womeldorf presided in the wor- 
ship service and recited the proceedings of Presbytery. Elder Durward 
Stokes read the Scripture lesson. Rev. J. William Orders preached the 
sermon, the text of which was Luke 14:15-24. Rev. John Womeldorf pro- 
pounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the congregation. 
These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Charles W. McNutt was in- 
stalled as Pastor of the Northside Church according to the Book of Church 
Order chapter 27, par. 6-7, Rev. Joseph S. Jones gave the prayer of in- 
stallation. Rev. Burton Sherrod delivered the charge to the Pastor and 
Rev. John Womeldorf gave the charge to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Pastor and the members of the congregation came forward 



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to give him the right hand of fellowship in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

Rev. John Womeldorf , Moderator 
Rev. Burton Sherrod, Clerk 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The following Committees were appointed by the Moderator : 

Bills and Overtures — Rev. Allen McSween, Chairman; Rev. James 
Walkup; Elder A. M. Edgerton. Courtesy — Rev. William E. Lytch, 
Elder C. C. O'Brien, Elder J. E. McNeely. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE, Report of. 

Was presented by Elder Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman. The 
recommendations were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

We recommend: 

1. That an Every Church Canvass be held (the details to be left to the 
Stewardship Promotion Committee) between September 10 and 
October 21st, or prior to these dates if it suits the convenience of 
the local church involved. 

2. That the 1963 Challenge Budget of $637,906.00 be adopted. 

3. That the 1963 Tax assessment of $16,287.28 be adopted. 

4. That the following audit reports be adopted, of: 

C. Ernest Eichhorn and Company of the accounts of Thos. M. 
Richmond, Treasurer of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery for the 
year ending December 31, 1961 and of Lindsay, Squires & Everett 
of the accounts of the year ending January 9, 1962 of R. H. Stone, 
Treasurer of the following funds: 

a. General and miscellaneous Benevolences 

b. Operating Expense Fund (Tax) 

c. Committee on Church Extension 

d. Operating statement, Office of Orange Presbytery 

e. Analysis of Debenture Bond Account 

f. Presbytery's Office Building Fund 

g. Miscellaneous Contributions — Church and Manse Building Fund 

h. Christian Education Committee and Camp New Hope Funds for 
the period ending January 31, 1962: Robert Strayhorn, Treas. 

1. Statement of Camp Operation 

2. Christian Education Fund 

3. Capital Improvements — Camp New Hope 

4. Debt Retirement Fund — Camp New Hope 

5. Director's Reserve Fund 

6. Summary of Cash Balances 

Respectfully submitted, 
Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 



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THE COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY TO 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

THE CHALLENGE BUDGET FOR 1963 



CHALLENGE BUDGET FOR 1962 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES $249,490 

SYNOD'S CAUSES 184,359 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES 193,981 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

World Missions $120,350 

Church Extension 49.800 

Christian Education 24,650 

Annuities and Relief 13,200 

General Fund 40.760 

Inter Church Agencies 730 



SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension $ 16.000 

Educational Insts. 85,857 

Children's Home 34,340 

Presbyterian Home 9,000 

Christian Education 14,840 

Campus Christian Life 13,043 
Synod's Office Causes 

Guidance Center 3,800 

Inter Church Agencies 1,100 

Contingent Salary Fund 6,379 



PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES 

Church Extension $131,000 
Council of Orange 22,700 
Christian Edc— C.N.Hope 30.281 
Glade Valley 10,000 



$627,830 



$249,490 



$184,359 



CHALLENGE BUDGET FOR 1963 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES $248,140 

SYNOD'S CAUSES 184,963 

PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES 204,803 



$637,906 



ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES 

World Missions $119,311 

Church Extension 50,271 

Christian Education 24,427 

Annuities and Relief 13,082 

General Fund 40,340 

Inter Church Agencies 709 



$248,140 



SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension $ 13,684 

Educational Insts. 84.500 

Children's Home 32,500 

Presbyterian Home 12,188 

Christian Education 15,160 

Campus Christian Life 14,711 
Synod's Office Causes 

Guidance Center 4,550 

Inter Church Agencies 1,170 

Contingent Salary Fund 6,500 



$184,963 



PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES 

Church Extension $131,000 
Council of Orange 26,000 
Christian Edc— C.N.Hope 33,803 
Glade Valley 14,000 



$193,981 



$204,803 



TOTAL FOR 1962 



$627,830 



TOTAL FOR 1963 



$637,906 



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PROPOSED TAX FOR 1963 



RECOMMEND 

Assembly Assessment $ 6,429.51 750 and above (5) 74<j: per capita .. $6,461.68 

Synod Assessment $ 9,749.17 500-749 Cd] 11<^ per capita $ 2,692.32 

300-499 rr/i 69(;* per capita $ 2,422.59 

$16,178.68 200-299 (a) 63«; per capita $ 1.859.13 

100-199 @ 60^* per capita $ 2,096.40 

99 and under @ 58(.' per capita. $ 755.16 

$16,287.28 

THE TAX FOR INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES IS AS FOLLOWS: 



Membership 750 & above @ 74^ per capita 



Membership 100-199 



Alamance 


754 


$ 557.96 


Burlington First 


1090 


806.60 


Church of Covenant 


1076 


796.24 


Greensboro First 


3090 


2.286.60 


High Point First 


1126 


833.24 


Sanford First 


791 


585.34 


Starmount 


805 


595.70 




8732 


$6,461.68 


Membership 500-749 @ 


) 71^^ per capita 


Buffalo (G) 


511 


$ 362.81 


Chapel Hill 


643 


456.53 


Graham 


748 


531.08 


Guilford Park 


638 


452.98 


Mebane 


659 


467.89 


Reidsville First 


593 


421.03 



60<* per capita 
$ 



Membership 300-499 @ 

Asheboro First 

Bethany 

Crestwood 

Hawfields 

Leaksville First 

Northside 

Park Avenue 

Piedmont 

Shiloh 



Membership 200-299 @ 

Bessemer 

Bethel 

Brentwood 

Cross Roads 

East Burlington 

Glenwood 

Hillsboro 

Jonesboro 

Meadowside 

Sedgefield 

St. Andrews 

Westminster 

White Hill 



3792 


$2,692.32 


69^ per capita 


374 


$ 258.06 


391 


269.79 


332 


229.08 


384 


264.96 


455 


313.95 


414 


285.66 


386 


266.34 


391 


269.79 


384 


264.96 


3511 


$2,422.59 


6S<t per capita 


194 


$ 122.22 


203 


127.89 


206 


129.78 


212 


133.56 


200 


126.00 


285 


179.55 


239 


150.57 


275 


173.25 


237 


149.31 


239 


150.57 


206 


129.78 


243 


153.09 


212 


133.56 


2951 


$1,859.13 



Bethesda 


144 


Bethlehem 


107 


Broadway 


108 


Buffalo (L) 


157 


Dogwood Acres 


107 


Edgewood 


188 


El Bethel 


107 


Faith 


183 


Greenwood 


128 


Forest Hills 


169 


Little River 


171 


Madison 


160 


Memorial 


177 


Morningside 


128 


New Hope 


116 


Pleasant Grove 


121 


Pocket 


165 


Riverview 


115 


St. Paul 


199 


Siler City 


159 


Smyrna 


106 


Springwood 


154 


Stony Creek 


102 


Vandalia 


118 


Yanceyville 


105 




3494 


Membership 99 and under @ 58^ 


Black Memorial 


71 


Cumnock 


25 


Efland 


30 


Eno 


95 


Euphronia 


48 


Fairfield 


68 


Farmville 


29 


Goldston 


15 


Griers 


81 


Gulf 


40 


Haywood 


30 


Hillview 


97 


Hope View 


90 


Milton 


57 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


73 


Oak View 


31 


Pittsboro 


61 


Randolph 


82 


Red House 


41 


Salem 


88 


Speedwell 


55 


Stoneville 


11 


Trinity 


48 


Wentworth 


36 




1302 



86.40 
64.20 
64.80 
94.20 
64.20 

112.80 
64.20 

109.80 
76.80 

101.40 

102.60 
96.00 

106.20 
76.80 
69.60 
72.60 
99.00 
69.00 

119.40 
95.40 
63.60 
92.40 
61.20 
70.80 
63.00 



$2,096.40 

58^ per capita 

$ 41.18 
14.50 
17.40 
55.10 
27.84 
39.44 
16.82 
8.70 
46.98 
23.20 
17.40 
56.26 
52.20 
33.06 
42.34 
17.98 
35.38 
47.56 
23.78 
51.04 
31.90 
6.38 
27.84 
20.88 

$' 755.16 



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STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by the Rev. William Lytch. The recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That each church through its pastor and officers shall continue em- 
phasizing the Stewardship program during the entire year, not only 
with money, but also in stewardship of talents and time. 

2. That the following Visual Aids be used during the Stewardship 
Promotion Season: 

a. Magnificent Mission (Film strip — to be booked free through the 
Stewardship District Chairman). 

b. The Gift (16mm, Sound, Color, to be booked free through the 
Office of Orange). 

3. That permission be given and time alloted in the Fall Meeting of 
Presbytery (October 18, 1962) for a Stewardship speaker from the 
Council of the Synod of N. C. to tell the story of "The Work We 
Do Together" on the Synod level. 

4. That each local church that has not done so, appoint their Every 
Member Canvass director as soon as possible. 

5. That the commitment for the 1963 Budgeted Benevolences be made 
after the local church has made a programmed effort relative to 
Stewardship education with a view to increasing their Benevolence 
Acceptances. 

6. That the Presbytery avail itself of lay-speakers from the Steward- 
ship Promotion Committee to visit the local churches for congrega- 
tional meetings, supper meetings, men's groups, etc. 

7. That each church invite an Every Church Canvass team to visit at 
a joint meeting of their Session and Diaconate, between the dates 
of September 10th and October 21st, or during a period prior to 
these suggested dates. 

8. That each Church have an Every Member Canvass beginning on 
Dedication Sunday, November 11, 1962, or another appropriate 
Sunday. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert E. Balsley, M. D., Chairman 

GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL, Report of. 

Was presented by Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton. The report was 
received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of, 

Mr. Eugene Boelte, Candidate for Ordination, was intro- 
duced by Rev. John H. Leith. He read Isaiah 42:1-8 and 
preached his trial sermon on the subject, "Servants of God." 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Rev. Clark Porter reported for the Minister Commissioners. 
He stated that he and Revs. George V. H. Hunter, W. E. 
Lytch, J. Wm. Orders, Jr., and R. Don Carson, attended. 
He then reviewed the significant actions of the Assembly 
and gave his impression of the meeting. 



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RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:15 P.M. with prayer 
being offered by Rev. Marion Huske. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P.M. v^ith prayer by Rev. 
W. T. Thompson. 

The report of the Commissioners to General Assembly v^as 
continued with Elder W. F. Robinette reporting for the 
Elder Commissioners. He stated that he, Mr. T. D. Jones, 
Mr. Guy Barker, Dr. Allen Tate, Jr., and Mr. Wade Red- 
ding attended. He reviewed the actions of the Assembly 
and gave his impressions of the meeting. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of, 

Mr. John Kimbirl, Candidate for Ordination, was intro- 
duced by Rev. John H. Leith. He read Mark 10:17-22 and 
preached his trial sermon on the subject, 'The Call to Dis- 
cipleship." 

Rev. John H. Leith introduced the following Candidates for 
the Ministry : Mr. Ralph Bright of the First Church Greens- 
boro, Mr. Samuel G. Smith of the Madison Church, and Mr. 
Stephen A. White, VI, of the Mebane Church. He stated 
that these men had been endorsed by their respective Ses- 
sions and by the Committee on Candidates. 

A motion was adopted that they be enrolled as Candidates 
for the Ministry pending their examination. They were ex- 
amined as to their experience of Christian grace and motives 
for seeking the Ministry by the Moderator. This examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory. The Moderator pro- 
pounded the questions required of Candidates for the Min- 
istry. These having been answered in the affirmative. Rev. 
Sam Cappel led in the prayer of consecration, and Rev. 
Joseph Flora delivered a charge to the Candidates. They 
were declared enrolled as Candidates for the Ministry under 
the care of Orange Presbytery by the Moderator, given the 
right hand of fellowship, and the benediction pronounced. 
A motion was adopted that the charge be put into writing 
and placed in the hands of the Candidates. 

A request for a student loan for Mr. Clyde Wray from the 
Board of Education was approved by the Presbytery. 
A motion was adopted that the educational degrees of Mr. 
Jack W. Heintzleman and Mr. John Kimbirl be approved 
as part of their requirements for ordination according to 
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A motion was adopted that the educational degrees of Mr. 
Eugene Boelte be approved as part of his requirement for 
ordination according to the BCO and that he be received 
from the Classis of Wisconsin, Reformed Church of Amer- 
ica, as a Candidate for the Ministry. 

A motion was adopted that the educational preparation of 
Mr. Charles W. Coats be approved as an extraordinary- 
case (BCO 27-5) in the light of his two years of study at 
Campbell College, the certification of three years study at 
Union Theological Seminary, and his commitment and the 
commitment of the Little River Presbyterian Church that 
he shall continue his college study. This motion was adopted 
unanimously and docketed for consideration at the Ad- 
journed Meeting to be held on July 23, 1962 at the First 
Church Greensboro. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. William Varker. A motion was 
adopted that the theses, exegeses, statements of belief, and 
sermons of Mr. Jack Heintzleman, Mr. John Kimbirl, Mr. 
Charles Coats, and Mr. Eugene Boelte be approved as re- 
quirements for ordination with special commendation for 
the fine sermons. 

These men were then examined in their personal Religious 
Experience by the Moderator and the examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. They were examined in Theology by 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. Each Candidate was asked to read 
his Statement of Belief. 

Following the reading of the Statements by Mr. Boelte and 
Mr. Coats Presbytery adopted a motion to recess for ten 
minutes. Presbytery reconvened at 3:25 P.M. with the sing- 
ing of, "0 For A Thousand Tongues to Sing." 
Mr. Kimbirl and Mr. Heintzleman read their Statements. 
There were no other questions and the examination in The- 
ology was sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination in Church Government was given by Rev. 
John Davis and was sustained as satisfactory. The exam- 
ination in English Bible was given by Rev. Jerry McCann 
and was sustained as satisfactory. A motion was adopted 
that the examination as a whole be sustained as satisfactory 
and Mr. Kimbirl, Mr. Boelte, and Mr. Heintzleman be ad- 
mitted to Ordination. A motion was adopted that Mr. Coats 
be admitted to ordination pending the outcome of the Ad- 
journed Meeting to consider his reception under the ex- 
traordinary clause. 



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Mr. Varker presented to Presbytery Rev. C. Linwood Chesh- 
ire, Jr., Rev. James Tippens, Rev. Joseph Flora, and Rev. 
James Watkins. They were examined on their Christian 
Experience by the Moderator; on their views in Theology 
by Rev. William Varker; on their views in the Sacraments 
by Rev. Roy Patteson; on their views in Church Govern- 
ment by Rev. John Davis. These examinations were sus- 
tained in their several parts and as a whole. They signea 
the Book of Ministerial Obligations and were enrolled as 
Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of, 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
and its recommendations were adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, JULY 19, 1962 

BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
McLeansville, N. C. 

I. Under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, Your Commission 
on the Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission in the fol- 
lowing matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. At the regular meeting on May 1, 1962, the Rev. Zane Moore ap- 
peared before the Commission with the request that the pastoral 
relationship between himself and the Morningside Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C, be dissolved effective May 15, 1962 and 
that he be granted a certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of 
Concord, in order that he might accept the call of the Second Pres- 
byterian Church, Kannapolis, N. C. Ruling Elder Victor King of 
the Morningside Church stated that at a duly called congregational 
meeting on April 29, 1962, the congregation voted to concur with 
Mr. Moore in his request. The request was granted and the pulpit 
of the Morningside Church declared vacant as of May 15, 1962. 

2. At a called meeting on May 6, 1962, the Rev. Frederick McDaniel 
appeared before the Commission with the request that the pastoral 
relationship between the Springwood Presbyterian Church and him- 
self be dissolved effective May 31, 1962, and that he be granted a 
certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of Wilmington, in order 
that he might accept the call of the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Whiteville, N. C. Ruling Elder J. K. Brothers of the 
Springwood Church reported that the congregation, at a duly called 
congregational meeting held May 6, 1962, had voted to concur with 
Mr. McDaniel in his request. The request was granted and the pul- 
pit of the Springwood Church was declared vacant as of May 31, 
1962. 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has exam- 
ined the following calls and found them in order: 

1. The Congregation of the Bessemer Church has called as Pastor, 
Mr. John Kimbirl, graduate of Union Theological Seminary (June 
1962). Terms of the call are as follows: 



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a. Salary $4800.00 a year (including $1200.00 designated as rental 
allowance for the provision of a home) 

b. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers* Annuity 
Fund 

d. Free use of manse 

e. One month vacation 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor and 
family 

g. The cost of moving the minister and his family from Richmond, 
Va. and Charlotte, N. C, to the manse of the Bessemer Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

2. The Congregations of the Bethlehem and Efland Churches have 
called Mr. Jack W. Heintzleman, graduate of Union Theological 
Seminary, as pastor. Terms of the calls are as follows: 

A. Bethlehem Church: 

a. Salary $3,000.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Car allowance $533.33 a year 

e. 2/3 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits 
for pastor and family 

f. One month vacation 

g. 2/3 cost of moving from Richmond, Va., to the Bethlehem 
manse 

B. Efland Church: 

a. Salary $1500.00 a year 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Car allowance $266.66 a year 

e. 1/3 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits 
for pastor and family 

f . One month vacation 

g. 1/3 cost of moving from Richmond, Va., to the Bethlehem 
manse 

3. The Congregation of the Greenwood Church has called as Tastor 
Mr. Eugene J. Boelte, graduate of Union Theological Seminary. 
Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $4500.00 a year 

b. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Free use of manse 

e. One month vacation 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor and 
family 

g. Cost of maving from Richmond, Va., to Greenwood manse 

*4. The Congregation of the Little River Church has called Mr. Charles 
W. Coats, who has a Certificate in English Bible from Union The- 
ological Seminary, as Pastor. Terms of the call are as follows: 



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a. Salary $4500.00 a year 

b. TV2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

c. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

d. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor and 
family 

e. One month vacation 

f. Moving expense 

g. Free use of manse 

5. The Congregations of the White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia 
Church have called as their Pastor, the Rev. James J. Watkins. 
Terms of the calls are as follows: 

A. White Hill Church: 

a. Salary $2120 a year 

b. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Minister's Annuity 
Fund 

c. Car allowance $350.00 a year 

d. $60.00 for Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits 
for pastor and family 

e. Free use of manse 

f. One month vacation 

g. 40% of moving cost from Hurley, Va., to White Hill manse 

B. Pocket Church: 

a. Salary $1720.00 a year 

b. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

c. Car allowance $350.00 a year 

d. $60.00 for Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits 
for pastor and family 

f. One month vacation 

g. 40% of moving cost ^ 

C. Euphronia Church: 

a. Salary $800.00 a year 

b. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

c. Car allowance $100.00 a year 

d. $30.00 for Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits 
for pastor and family 

f. One month vacation 

g. 20% of moving cost 

6. The Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, 
has called the Rev. Joseph W. Flora to be Assistant Pastor (Min- 
ister of Education). Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $5,500.00 a year 

b. Car allowance $800.00 a year 

c. Rent in lieu of a manse, $1500.00 a year 

d. Utilities $600.00 a year 

e. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for minister 

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7. The Campus Christian Life Committee of the Synod of North Car- 
olina has called the Rev. Harry Smith to be Minister to Students 
at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. Terms of 
the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $7,000.00 a year 

b. $1200.00 a year in lieu of a manse 

c. iV2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for Minister 
and family 

e. Car allowance $600.00 a year* 

*While this amount is less than the minimum required by 
Orange Presbytery, your Commission approves it subject to the 
interpretation of the Campus Christian Life Committee, which 
calls attention to the fact that the salary is more than sufficient 
to cover the difference in car allowance. 

8. The Presbytery of Orange has called the Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr., to be the Executive Secretary. Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary $7200.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse, all utilities paid 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Social Security, Group Life Insurance and Hospitalization In- 
surance on the Executive Secretary, and Hospitalization Insur- 
ance on his dependents 

f. Automobile expenses for use on official business 

g. Moving expenses 

9. The Presbytery of Orange has called the Rev. James S. R. Tippens 
to be the Director of Camp Program. Terms of the call are as 
follows : 

a. Salary $6,000.00 a year 

b. Car allowance $1200.00 a year 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

d. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for minister 
and his family 

e. Rental allowance in lieu of a manse, $125.00 a month 

f. One month vacation 

g. Cost of moving from Oxford, Ala., to Orange Presbytery 
III. RECOMMENDATIONS Your Commission recommends: 

1. That, except in cases where congregational records indicates other- 
wise, the Presbytery will consider a local church's Pastors Nom- 
inating Committee discharged effective the date of the installation 
of the Pastor it has nominated. 

2. That the calls of the Bessemer Church to John Kimbirl, the Bethle- 
hem and Efland Churches to Jack W. Heintzleman, and the Green- 
wood Church to Eugene J. Boelte be approved and the calls be 
placed in their hands; that commissions be appointed to ordain 
them and install them as pastors of their respective churches. 

3. That the calls of the White Hill, Pocket, and Euphrania Churches 
to the Rev. James J. Watkins be approved and placed in his hands, 
and that a commission be appointed to install him as a pastor of 
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4. That the calls of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C., to the Rev. Joseph W. Flora, and of the Campus 
Christian Life Committee of the Synod of North Carolina to the 
Rev. Harry Smith be approved and placed in their hands. 

5. That the calls of the Presbytery of Orange to the Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. and the Rev. James S. R. Tippens be placed in their 
hands. 

6. That the call of the Little River Church to Charles W. Coats be 
approved, and pending action of the Adjourned Session of Orange 
Presbytery on July 32rd the call be placed in his hands; and that a 
commission be appointed to ordain and install him as pastor of the 
Little River Church. 

*(BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER, 27-5, reads "... The Presbytery shall 
not omit any of these requirements for ordination, except in the case of 
extraordinary Candidate when only the formal educational requirements 
may be waived . . . Such cases shall require consent of three-fourths of the 
members of Presbytery present and shall be voted upon in a meeting subse- 
quent to the one in which the motion is made. A full record of such action 
and the reason therefor shall be recorded in the minutes of Presbytery . . .") 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

The respective calls were placed in the hands of the pastors- 
elect by the Moderator and accepted as follows: Mr. John 
Kimbirl to the Bessemer Church, Mr. Jack Heintzleman to 
the Bethlehem and Efland churches, Mr. Eugene Boelte to 
the Greenwood Church, Rev. James Watkins to the White 
Hill, Pocket, and Euphronia Churches, Rev. Joseph Flora to 
the First Church Greensboro as Assistant Pastor (Minister 
of Education), Rev. Harry Smith to be Minister to Students 
at the University of North Carolina, Rev. C. Linwood Chesh- 
ire, Jr. to be Executive Secretary of the Presbytery, Rev. 
James Tippens to be Director of Camp Program, and Mr. 
Charles Coats to the Little River Church. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. William Brown. The following In- 
stallations and/or Ordinations Commissions were appointed : 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT 

Commission to ordain and install Mr. Eugene J. Boelte, Jr. as Pastor 
of the Greenwood Presbyterian Church of Reidsville, N. C. on 
Sunday, July 29, 1962 at 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. William Lytch to preside 

Rev. William Brown to preach the sermon 

Rev. Eric McQuitty 

Dr. H. Howard Thompson be invited to participate by charging the 

pastor 
Mr. J. Fredrick Daniel 

Mr. Harvey D. Carroll to charge the Congregation 
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Commission to ordain and install Mr. Charles W. Coats as Pastor of 
the Little River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29, 1962 at 
3:00 P. M., pending the acceptance of Mr. Coats under the Ex- 
traordinary Clause at the meeting of Orange Presbytery on July 
23, 1962. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside 
Rev. Jack Dail to preach the sermon 
Rev. James H. Wade to charge the Minister 
Rev. Sam Fudge as alternate Minister 
Mr. L. E. Beard to charge the congregation 
Mr. Harry P. Woods 
Mr. T. V. Walker 

Commission to ordain and install Mr. Jack W. Heintzleman as Pastor 
of the Bethlehem and Efland Presbyterian Churches at the Beth- 
lehem Church on Sunday, July 29, 1962 at 7:00 P. M. 

Rev. Jack Davis to preside 

Dr. W. M. Baker to preach the sermon 

Rev. Clark Porter to charge the Pastor 

Mr. Clarence D. Jones to charge the congregation 

Mr. Sam Hughes 

Mr. J. W. Lester 

Commission to ordain and install Mr. John E. Kimbirl as Pastor of 
the Bessemer Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29, 1962 at 
7:30 P. M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside 
Rev. Earl Woodall to preach the sermon 
Rev. John Eliason 

Rev. Philip Libby of Appomatox Presbytery to charge the Pastor 

Mr. Lynn Holt 

Mr. Charles Kerchner 

Mr. Charles T. McNary 

Commission to install the Rev. James J. Watkins as Pastor of the 
White Hill, Pocket, and Euphronia Presbyterian Churches on Sun- 
day, August 26, 1962 at 7:30 P. M. in the White Hill Presbyterian 
Church 

Rev. J. W. Walkup to preside 

Rev. Earl Adkins to preach the sermon 

Rev. Jack Dail to charge the Pastor 

Mr. E. Q. Matthews 

Mr. James Campbell 

Mr. C. D. McLeod to charge the congregation 

Rev. William Brown, Reporting 

INSTALLATION OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 
AND DIRECTOR OF CAMP PROGRAM 

The Moderator presided and propounded the questions re- 
quired of Ministers. These having been answered in the 
affirmative, the Moderator declared that Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. and Rev. James S. R. Tippens were duly in- 



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stalled in the respective offices of Executive Secretary and 
Director of Camp Program. Mr. Floyd Hendley delivered a 
charge to the newly installed officers of Presbytery. Rev. 
Marion Huske charged the Presbytery. The Moderator led 
the prayer of consecration. 

CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. William Brown. The recommenda- 
tions were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the annual asking budget of $14,711.00 for Campus Christian 
Life be approved for 1963. 

2. That the subcommittee on Audits and Budgets of Orange Presby- 
tery be requested to consider this figure of $14,711.00 not only the 
asking budget, but also the actual budget. 

William Brown, Chairman 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Carl Stark. It was received as in- 
formation. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. John Eliason. The recommendations 
were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That we commend the churches for the support given to this worthy 
cause. 

2. That we continue in prayer for the retired and infirmed ministers 
of our Presbytery and their widows. 

3. That this report be received as information. 

Harry M. Clark, Chairman 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Ben Brown. It was received as in- 
formation. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. Sam Thomas. It was received as in- 
formation. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade. It was adopted as 
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1. Presbytery Trustee 

1962 — C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. (Replace R. H. Stone, resigned) 

2. Davidson College Trustee 

1964 — Charles F. Myers, Jr. (Replace J. Spencer Love, deceased) 

3. Insurance Committee 

Thomas O. Jones, Chairman (Replace Robert P. Richardson, re- 
signed) 

4. Christianity and Health Committee 

Chairman — Rev. John Eliason 

1962— Dr. Frank Brown 

1963 — Rev. Irving Birdseye, Dr. Walter Lusk 

1964 — Rev. John Eliason, Dr. Hugh Fitzpatrick 

5. Records and Amendments Committee 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (Replace Zane M. Moore, moved) 

6. Christian Education Committee 

Rev. Carl Stark, Jr. (Replace E. Lee Willingham, moved) 

PRESBYTERY-OWNED OFFICE BUILDING 
COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. J. A. Grumpier, Chairman. Received 
as information. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of. 

Was presented by Mr. C. C. O'Brien. It was adopted as 
follows : 

1. We offer our congratulations to the Bethel Church upon the ob- 
servance of its 150th Anniversary, mindful of the contribution 
which this Church has made to the growth of God's Kingdom, and 
we pray God's blessings upon future efforts to be of service. 

2. We offer our appreciation to the officers and members for the priv- 
ilege of holding the 387th Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery in 
the Bethel Church, We are deeply grateful for the gracious hos- 
pitality extended to us, especially for the bountiful and delicious 
meal served by the Women of the Church at the lunch hour. We 
believe that everything possible was done for our convenience and 
comfort. 

3. We wish also to register our gratitude for the faithful and efficient 
services of the outgoing and current officers of the Presbytery. 

A motion was adopted that a copy of this report be for- 
warded to the Bethel Church to be read to the Congregation. 
A motion was adopted that the history of the Bethel Church 
be included in the minutes. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Earl Woodall was unanimously designated as Modera- 
tor-nominee for the Three Hundred Eighty-Eighth Stated 
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MANUAL CHANGE 

A Manual Change relative to Meetings of Presbytery chang- 
ing the Fall Meeting from September to October was read 
for the second time and adopted. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

October 18, 1962 at the Starmount Church, Greensboro. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved and 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. Ben Brown to 
meet in an adjourned meeting on July 23, 1962 at 10:00 
A.M. at the First Church Greensboro. 

Ben F. Brown, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest : 

R. H. Stone, Stated Clerk 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BETHEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
1812 - 1962 

In the year 1812, a Presbyterian Church was organized and a building 
erected on a site now occupied by the Gibsonville Cemetery. The land was 
donated by James and Moses Gibson. The church was then called Cedar 
Creek. Membership was small with three ruling elders: John Smith, James 
Gibson and Elisha Wharton (it is interesting to note that since the organi- 
zation of this church, there has not been a time when Elisha Wharton's 
descendants were not officers of the church). 

The first building was crude with no means of heating, yet people came 
many miles on horseback and considered it a privilege to sit shivering 
through a long sermon. In 1815, Vernal Chance donated land and a log 
building was erected in front of where the present church stands. The name 
was then changed to "Bethel". Later a frame building stood nearby where 
the Session House now stands. In 1867, the present sanctuary was erected. 
In 1906, the vestibule, chancel and small rooms at the rear were added. 

The years 1936-1939 included several improvements: the installation of 
central heating, electric lights and the interior of the church refinished with 
celotex and painted. In 1946, a "hut" was built for the young people on the 
site where the manse now stands. This contained a large room for recrea- 
tion and a kitchen. 

In 1952, the Education Building was added at a cost of $22,000.00. 
Through the generosity of members, friends and the Church Extension Com- 
mittee of Orange Presbytery, the building was debt free when completed. 
This new plant afforded classrooms, ladies parlor, fellowship hall and a 
fully equipped kitchen. The ladies parlor is a memorial to Mrs. Callie 
Wharton Huffines, given by her husband, Mr. R. M. Huffines and her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Raleigh Griffin of Selma, North Carolina. 

In 1953, a brick veneer manse was built at a cost of $12,000.00. That 
same year, an electric Hammond organ was given by Misses Catherine and 
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In 1956, the interior of the church was redecorated at a cost of more 
than $2,000.00. This same year, new pulpit furniture was given as memo- 
rials by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Dick and Mr. 
J. R. Painter (who also gave the piano). The young people presented the 
church with a new pulpit Bible. 

One missionary has gone out from Bethel, Rev. Robert Leslie Wharton, 
D. D. He was ordained in 1898 and served many years as an educational 
missionary in Cuba. 

Eight other ministers have been reared in Bethel: Rev. James Kerr, most 
of whose ministry was spent in Virginia; a grandson of his. Rev. E. R. Ley- 
burn, was pastor of First Church, Durham, for a number of years; Rev. 
Nathaniel Patterson was ordained in 1836 but died in 1837; Rev. William P. 
Wharton, a son of Elijah Wharton, was ordained in 1854, and he served as 
pastor in Milton, North Carolina, for two years and was buried there. 

Rev. John Calvin Denny was licensed to preach in 1858 and was pastor 
of Speedwell Church in Rockingham County until 1866. 

Rev. Samuel M. Rankin was ordained in 1894. His first pastorate was 
at Red Springs, N. C, and he had much to do with the founding of Flora 
Macdonald College. He also founded Glade Valley School in Alleghany 
County. 

Rev. Cameron Story was ordained in 1902. He was a beloved pastor of 
the Presbyterian Church in Marion, N. C, for 25 years. 

Rev. Kenneth L. Whittington was ordained in 1917. He served churches 
in Marshville, Forest City, N. C, and Alexander City, Alabama, before com- 
ing to the Bessemer Church, Greensboro, N. C, which he served faithfully 
until his death in 1945. 

Since the organization of Bethel, it has served as a lighthouse set upon 
a hill to point men to Christ and in the past ten years, there has been a 
marked advance in the expansion of its ministry. On June 9, 1957, members 
and friends of Bethel celebrated the burning of the mortgage which made 
the church completely debt free. 

In 1961, an unusual opportunity for the church to extend her property 
boundaries was presented by the pastor, Rev. Earl Woodall, and 21.5 acres 
of land adjoining the old property lines on three sides was purchased. This 
additional land will afford space for beautiful parks on both the east and 
west sides of the church, which will be open for recreation to our fast 
developing community. 

The church is enjoying a steady growth in membership and is strategi- 
cally located in a community which sees new home building sites developing 
almost daily. 

Rev. H. Earl Woodall is the present pastor, having served since 1958. 

The following have served as pastors in the years indicated: 

Rev. Samuel Paisley 1812-1816 Rev. C. N. Morrison 1925-1927 

Rev. William D. Paisley. .. 1822-1840 Rev. W. Redd Turner 1928-1931 

Rev. John A. Gretter 1841-1845 Rev. J. R. Phipps 1932-1933 

Rev. William D. Paisley . 1846-6 mos. Rev. L. T. Edgerton 1934-1939 

Rev. Cyrus K. Caldwell. . .1847-1859 Rev. Edward L. Beall 1940-1942 

Rev. James C. Alexander. .1861-1886 Rev. J. W. Foster 1943-1950 

Rev. R. W. Culbertson 1887-1891 Rev. H. R. McFayden 1950-1953 

Rev. J. McL. Seabrook 1892-1904 (Supply) 

Rev. Samuel M. Rankin. . .1905-1907 Rev. David C. Moss 1953-1957 

Rev. J. C. Shive 1908-1908 Rev. J. M. Millard 1957-1958 

Rev. J. A. Wilson 1909-1912 (Supply) 

Rev. R. E. Redding 1913-1916 Rev. H. Earl Woodall 1958- 

Rev. G. L. Whiteley 1918-1925 



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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

July 23, 1962 

The Adjourned Meeting of the Three Hundred Eighty-Sev- 
enth Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to 
order by the immediate past Moderator, the Rev. Allen C. 
McSween, at 10:00 A.M. on July 23, 1962 in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. who led the Presbytery 
in prayer. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTER ELDER CHURCH 

William Brown 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
John E. Eliason 

Joseph W. Flora A. W. Wells Greensboro First 

George Hunter 

Jerry C. McCann Don Causey St. Paul 

Allen C. McSween 
J. William Orders 
W. Clark Porter. Ill 
William Varker 

J. Edmund Latta Little River 

Jack E. Foster Guilford Park 

Also attending Presbytery were Mr. Charles Coats and 
Mr. John Kimbirl, Candidates for Ordination. 

MOTION 

A motion was made that Orange Presbytery reaffirm the 
action taken at the 387th Stated Meeting on July 19, 1962 
at the Bethel Church approving Mr. Charles W. Coats for 
ordination under the extraordinary clause (BCO 27-5) waiv- 
ing the educational requirements in the light of his two 
years study at Campbell College, Buies Creek, N. C, and the 
certificate of three years study at Union Theological Sem- 
inary, Richmond, Virginia, and his commitment and the 
Little River Presbyterian Church that he shall continue his 
college study. The motion was adopted by a unanimous vote. 
(Assurance has been given by authorities in Fayetteville 
Presbytery that a certificate of transfer of Candidate 
Charles Coats will be forthcoming. Stated Clerk) 



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ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved after 
which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was 
offered by Mr. Charles Coats. 

Attest : 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
Jerry M. McCann, Permanent Clerk 



ROLL 



TRUSTEES 

C. Fred Carlson R. H. Stone 

C. T. Boyd R. H. McNeely 

William Owen Cooke T. M. Richmond, Treasurer 

C. ERNEST EICHHORN AND COMPANY 

Accountants 
17041/2 Battleground Ave. P. 0. Box 2288 

Greensboro, N. C. 

March 26, 1962 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery 

Greensboro, 

North Carolina 

Gentlemen : 

We have examined the accounts and financial records of 

T. M. RICHMOND, TREASURER 
TRUSTEE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

for the year ended December 31, 1961. We submit herewith our report con- 
sisting of Exhibit "A", Cash Receipts and Disbursements and Analysis of 
Changes in Assets held by funds. 

During the course of our examination, we exercised normal auditing 
procedures with respect to the reconciliation of Funded Trust Accounts, 
Bank Checking and Savings Accounts in which the cash on hand is main- 
tained and examined all documents such as notes for loans and advances. 
We did not, however, confirm these items directly with the depositories or 
the respective debtors on loans and advances. 

In view of this we cannot give an unqualified opinion as independent 
Accountants except to state that the following comments and reports as 
compiled by us were found to agree with the Treasurer's records, 

COMMENTS 

Stone Estate Trust Fund — $24,000.00 — Invested as follows: 
Loans: 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Reidsville $2,000.00 

Hope View Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 4,000.00 

Hillview Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 4,000.00 

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 3,600.00 

Black Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sanford 800.00 $14,400.00 



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Checks: 

Savings — Home Federal Savings and Loan Assn., 

Greensboro, North Carolina 9,600.00 

$24,000.00 

All income earned on this fund and $250.00 carried over from 
the prior year was distributed to the Home Mission Commit- 
tee, Orange Presbytery. The distribution during the period 
review amounted to $1,117.33 consisting of the following: 

Interest on Loans and Savings Accounts: 

Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Reidsville $ 120.00 

Hopeview Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 200.00 

Hillview Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 170.00 

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro 165.00 

Wentworth Presbyterian Church, Reidsville 65.00 

Black Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sanford 24.00 

Home Federal Savings and Loan, Greensboro 123.33 $ 867.33 



Add: On Hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 250.00 

$ 1,117.33 

Maryland Hickerson Fund— $1,250.00; 

The income of this fund is restricted to the African Board of 

World Mission and is accounted for as follows: 
Savings Account — North Carolina National 

Bank, Greensboro, North Carolina $ 55.10 

Bonds, Orange Presbytery 1,200.00 

Interest Earned During the Year 60.00 

On Hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 30.00 $ 1,345.10 



Less: On Hand in General Fund, Dec. 31, 1961 $ 5.10 

Disbursed (Mission Work in Africa) 90.00 95.10 



Cora Harrison Fund— $500.00: 



$ 1,250.00 



The income from this fund is restricted to support of aged 
ministers and their immediate dependents. An analysis of 
income is shown below: 

Bonds, Orange Presbytery $ 500.00 

Interest Earned During the Year 25.00 
On Hand in General Fund, December 31, 1960 25.00 $ 550.00 



Less: Disbursed (Aged Ministers) 50.00 

$ 500.00 

Mary I. Smith Fund: 

This Fund is on deposit in Savings Account with the North 
Carolina National Bank, Greensboro, N. C. for loans to minis- 
terial students without interest and with a maximum limit 
of $200.00. 

Balance on hand, January 1, 1961 $ 120.81 

Interest Accrued Savings Account During Year 38.26 

Repaid on Loans 395.00 



$ 554.07 



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General Fund: 

Receipts Disbursements Balance 

Balance— January 1, 1961 $ 77.51 $ -o- $ 77.51 

Camp New Hope 8,437.00 8,437.00 -o- 

D. P. Foust Estate 8,036.73 3,036.73 -o- 

Manse Fund 18,000.00 18,000.00 -o- 



$29,551.24 $29,473.73 
$ 8.80 

Audit 35.00 



Less: Treasurer's Expenses 

Safe Deposit Box Rent $ 8.80 



Cash in — North Carolina National Bank — Greensboro, N. C. 
Analysis of Checking Account Balance: 

General Fund — As Above 

Stone Estate — Allocated to General Fund 

Mary I. Smith Loan Fund 



$ 


77.51 


$ 


43.80 


$ 


33.71 


$ 


33.71 




138.75 




63.35 


$ 


235.81 



Total (Exhibit '*A") 
The General Fund is used as a clearing account and any desig- 
nated funds contained therein will be remitted to the respec- 
tive agencies. Any funds not designated remain at the dis- 
posal of the trustees. 

Analysis of Savings Accounts Balances: 

Stone Estate Fund — Home Federal Savings and Loan $ 9,600.00 

Mary 1. Foust Fund — North Carolina National Bank 1,505.72 
Maryland Hickerson Fund — North Carolina National Bank 55.10 
Orange Presbytery Bonds: 

Cora Harrison Fund $ 500.00 

Maryland Hickerson Fund 1,200.00 1,700.00 



Total (Exhibit "A") $12,860.82 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. ERNEST EICHHORN AND COMPANY 



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Reidsvilla 



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Greensboro 



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Reidsville 



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Reidsville 



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Presbyterian 
Greensboro 



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Sanford 



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Liabilities 



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LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
July 18, 1962 



Chairman Audit Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books of 
account and financial records of 



for the period from January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 and submit 
herewith our report consisting of: 

Exhibit "A" — General and Miscellaneous Benevolences 
Exhibit "B" — Operating Expense Fund 
Exhibit "C" — Committee on Church Extension 
Exhibit "D" — Office of Orange Presbytery 
Exhibit "E" — Presbytery's Office Building Fund 
Exhibit "F" — Analysis of Debenture Bond Account 
Exhibit "G" — Church and Manse Building Fund 
Exhibit "H"— Bond Retirement Fund 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Disbursements are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of which 
were examined by us. 

In our opinion, the statements of receipts and disbursements. Exhibit 
"A" through Exhibit "H" correctly reflect the Treasurer's receipts and dis- 
bursements for the period then ended. 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS BENEVOLENCES 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
Work of General Assembly: 



R. H. STONE, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 



LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 



Exhibit "A' 



Cash 



Disburse- 



Receipts 



ments 



Board of World Missions 
Board of Church Extension 
Board of Christian Education 
Board of Annuities and Relief 
General Fund 



$ 94,195.35 



37,253.32 
18,680.48 
12,995.70 
28,937.24 



$ 94,195.35 
37,253.32 
18,680.48 
12,995.70 
28,937.24 



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Inter-Church Aid 



Synod Causes: j 

Church Extension 
Higher Education 
Campus Christian Life 
Christian Education in Synod 
Barium Springs 
Presbyterian Home, Inc. 
Synod's Office 



Presbytery's Causes: * 
Church Extension 
Presbytery's Office 

Christian Education and Camp New Hope 

Glade Valley 

Greater Greensboro 

Campaigns 

Miscellaneous 



515.56 


515.56 


$192,577.65 


$192,577.65 


$ 9,756.34 


$ 9,756.34 


46,497.95 


46,497.95 


6,788.04 


6,788.04 


6,726.66 


6,726.66 


-1 rr -too r7 

17,133.57 


17,133.57 


5,392.85 


5,392.85 


4,173.55 


4,173.55 


% 96,468.96 


$ 96,468.96 


$ 81,494.54 


$ 81,494.54 


20,710.70 


20,710.70 


21,018,67 


21,018.67 


8,407.21 


8,407.21 


5,500.00 


5,500.00 


2,636.09 


2,636.09 


3,569.80 


3,569.80 


$143,337.01 


$143,337.01 


$432,383.62 


$432,383.62 




Exhibit "B" 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
OPERATING EXPENSE FUND 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 

Balance, January 11, 1961 $ 306.29 

Receipts from Presbytery Tax 15,184.36 



DISBURSEMENTS: 

General Assembly Tax $ 6,078.78 

Synod's Tax 8,553.00 



$ 15,490.65 



14,631.78 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ 858.87 

Exhibit "C" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
January 6, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
Balance, January 6, 1961 $ 31,169.78 

RECEIPTS 

Benevolences $ 79,493.36 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 2,134.00 



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Foust Estate 3,036.73 

Stone Estate 1,117.33 

Day's Pay 2,008.78 

Vacation Fund 509.00 

Interest on Savings 130.59 

Belk Challenge Fund 500.00 

Greensboro Council on Church Extension 3,800.00 

Miscellaneous 472.82 93,202.61 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $124,372.39 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Expenses: 

Salaries $ 28,784.83 
Bond Interest & Bank Charges 4,249.55 

Other Interest 59.47 

Vacation Fund 450.50 

Miscellaneous 86.11 $ 33,630.46 



Challenge Fund: 

Park Memorial $ 4,500.00 
Hope View 1,000.00 
Memorial 1,100.00 
Forest Hill 500.00 
Black Memorial 425.00 7,525.00 



New Property: 

Forest Hill $ 8,000.00 
Westridge Road 10,700.00 
Brentwood 1,250.00 19,950.00 

Appropriations for New Buildings: 



Glenwood 


$ 2,000.00 


Chapel Hill 


10,000.00 


Stony Creek 


5,000.00 


Randolph 


5,000.00 


Vandalia 


700.00 


Bethlehem Manse 


1,000.00 


Trinity Manse 


1,000.00 


Edgewood Manse 


1,000.00 


Morningside Manse 


2,500.00 


Little River 


2,500.00 


Presbytery's Office 


1,500.00 



32,200.00 



Miscellaneous 700.25 
Redemption of Bonds 6,200.00 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 100,205.71 



Balance, January 10, 1962 



$ 24,166.68 



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Exhibit "C 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 
January 6, 1961 through January 10, 1962 

Composed of: 

Cash on Deposit in 

Checking Account $ 8,650.53 

Cash in Home Federal 

Savings and Loan ^ 2,008.78 

Loans: 

Siler City $ 3,800.00 

Faith 2,500 

Morningside 400.00 

Piedmont 2,800.00 

Greensboro Council of 

Church Extension 2,007.37 

Glenwood 2,000.00 13,507.37 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ 24,166.68 

Exhibit "D" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
OFFICE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 

Balance, January 11, 1961 $ 4,766.05 

RECEIPTS 

Churches of Orange $ 20,710.70 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 563.00 

Honorariums — Churches 407.00 

Orange Presbytery 2.00 

Rental Income 300.00 

Sale of Stewardship Material 40.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 15.56 22,038.26 
TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $ 26,804.31 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Executive Secretary: 

Salary $ 6,600.00 
Minister's Annuity 569.74 
Travel Expense 920.81 $ 8,090.55 



Office Salaries 3,900.00 

F.I.C.A. Taxes 117.12 

Group Hospital Insurance 158.39 

Insurance — General — On Manse 77.76 

Treasurer's Bond 73.12 

Office Rent 1,565.00 

Postage and Office Supplies 820.30 

Service Contracts on Machines 68.70 



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Telephone 461.17 

Committee Expenses 411.54 
Stated Clerk's Expenses: 

Temporary Clerk $ 40.00 

Printing Supplies 1,609.26 1,649.26 



Audit 75.00 
Stewardship Promotion 143.80 

The Orange Presbyterian 1,465.85 
Miscellaneous 231.45 19,309.01 



$ 7,495.30 

OTHER DISBURSEMENTS 
Payment on Presbytery's 

Manse Mortgage $ 1,254.00 

Contribution to Office 

Building Fund 500.00 1,754.00 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ 5,741.30 

Exhibit "E" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE BUILDING FUND 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
Balance, January 11, 1961 $ 3,862.89 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions $ 19,047.12 

Borrowed Money 24,000.00 43,047.12 



$ 46,910.01 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Lot $ 1,500.00 

Clearing Lot 200.00 

Architect 2,350.00 

Contractor — Construction 35,065.80 

Furniture and Fixtures 3,708.11 
Interest on Loan 645.17 
Refund Church Extension 500.00 
Committee Expense 317.18 44,286.26 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ 2,623.75 

Exhibit "F" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
ANALYSIS OF DEBENTURE BOND ACCOUNT 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
DEBENTURE BONDS ISSUED $100,000.00 
Allocations of Funds Derived from 
Debenture Bonds Issued: 

St. Paul Property $ 14,211.60 

Refund to Church Extension Com- 
mittee on St. Paul Property 3,288.40 



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TOTAL ALLOCATED IN 1958-59 $ 17,500.00 

Appropriations: 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church $ 17,500.00 
Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 17,500.00 
Vandalia Church Site 12,500.00 



APPROPRIATIONS 1959-60 47,500.00 
Loans: 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church $ 17,500.00 

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church ^ 17,500.00 



TOTAL LOANS 1959-60 35,000.00 



DEBENTURE BONDS ISSUED $100,000.00 $100,000.00 



Redemption of Debenture Bonds Issued: 

Payment on Principal— 1958-59 $ 2,700.00 
Payment on Principal— 1959-60 5,600.00 
Payment on Principal— 1960-61 5,800.00 
Payment on Principal— 1961-62 6,200.00 20,300.00 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ 79,700.00 



Notes Receivable: 

St. Paul Presbyterian Church $ 17,500.00 

Sedgefield Presbyterian Church 17,500.00 



$ 35,000.00 



Exhibit "G' 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CHURCH AND MANSE BUILDING FUND 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
Balance, January 11, 1961 $ -o- 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions 431.00 



$ 431.00 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Orange Presbytery Building Fund $ 279.00 

East Burlington Presbyterian Church 152.00 431.00 



Balance. January 10, 1962 $ -o- 

Exhibit "H" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
BOND RETIREMENT FUND 
January 11, 1961 through January 10, 1962 
Balance, January 11, 1961 $ 1,000.00 

RECEIPTS 

From Church Extension Committee 9,417.50 



$ 10,417.50 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

Payment on Principal of Bonds $ 6,200.00 

Interest 4,217.50 10,417.50 



Balance, January 10, 1962 $ -o- 

LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 

Certified Public Accountants 
Greensboro, N. C. 
July 18, 1962 

Chairman Audit Committee 
Orange Presbytery 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Dear Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, we have audited the books and 
financial records of 

ROBERT STRAYHORN, TREASURER 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
for the year ended January 31, 1962 and submit herewith our report of: 
Exhibit "A" — Camp Operations 
Exhibit "B"— Christian Education Fund 
Exhibit "C" — Capital Improvement Fund 
Exhibit "D" — Debt Retirement Fund 
Exhibit "E"— Directors' Reserve Fund 
Schedule 1 — Summary of Cash Balances 

All recorded receipts were verified and traced to the depository bank. 

Disbursements are supported by endorsed cancelled checks, all of which 
were examined by us. 

In our opinion, the statements of receipts and disbursements, Exhibit 
"A" through Exhibit "E" correctly reflect the Treasurer's receipts and dis- 
bursements for the period ended January 31, 1962. 

LINDSAY, SQUIRES & EVERETT 
Certified Public Accountants 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CAMP OPERATIONS 

For the Year Ended January 31, 1962 

Balance, February 1, 1961 $ 913.60 
RECEIPTS 

Rent $ 4,775.25 

Sales— Dining Hall 17,114.15 

Sales— Store 935.58 

Refunds Insurance 627.35 

Outstanding Check Cancelled 31.90 23,484.23 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 



$ 24,397.83 



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DISBURSEMENTS 



Salaries and Wages 


$ 4,383.14 


Clerical Help 


228.34 


Cafeteria Salaries and Wages 


3,112.57 


Cafeteria Purchases and Supplies 


7,898.06 


Nurse 


386.23 


Lifeguard 


304.61 


Swimming Pool Supplies 


* 244.35 


Heat, Lights and Water 


1,298.97 


Telephone 


183.17 


Gas and Oil 


286.01 


Maintenance and Repairs 


1,271.52 


Office Repairs 


59.94 


Insurance — General 


638.41 


Insurance — Public Liability 


798.58 


Store Purchases 


665.58 


Payroll Taxes 


522.44 


Traveling 


206.47 


Miscellaneous 


38.77 



Balance, January 31, 1962 



22,527.16 
$ 1,870.67 



Exhibit "B" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FUND 
For the Year Ended January 31, 1962 
Balance, February 1, 1961 $ 912.80 

RECEIPTS 

Contributions — Orange Presbytery $ 5,128.56 

Registration Fees 16,144.00 
Refund Telephone Expense ' 123.44 

L. Richardson Fund 140.55 
Special 17.67 
Outstanding Check Cancelled ' 6.00 21,560.22 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
DISBURSEMENTS 
General Committee: 

General Expense $ 
Clerical Expense 



$ 22,473.02 



487.52 
234.40 



$ 721.92 



Camping Program: 

Salaries 

Postage and Office Supplies 
Program Material 
General Expense 
Staff Laundry 
Board and Snacks 
Registration Refunds 
Food 
Rent 

Liability Insurance 



4,110.17 
282.78 
290.59 
233.56 
300.38 
981.62 
561.50 
9,881.00 
1,434.00 
478.00 



18,553.60 



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Sub-Committee: 

Camp (Publicity) 
Adult Committee 
Men's Work 
Senior High 
Pioneers 

Children's Committee 
Leadership Committee 

Area Director's Office: 

Telephone, Net of Refunds 

of $123.44 
Payroll Taxes 
Worthless Checks 

Balance, January 31, 1962 



227.20 
124.85 
375.00 
469.65 
476.72 
277.25 
816.52 



296.21 
37.16 
66.50 



2,767.19 



399.87 22,442.58 



$ 



30.44 



Exhibit 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 



For the Year Ended January 31, 1962 



Balance, February 1, 1961 
RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery 

Memorial Gifts 

L. Richardson Fund 

Dining Hall Fund 

Interest Income 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 
DISBURSEMENTS 
Lawn Mower 
Water Pump 
Bathroom Repairs 

Balance, January 31, 1962 



4,287.79 
50.00 
117.50 
460.31 
200.46 



550.00 
604.50 
52.08 



$ 11,580.77 



5,116.06 



$ 16,696.83 



1,206.58 
$ 15,490.25 



Exhibit "D" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
DEBT RETIREMENT FUND 
For the Year Ended January 31, 1962 

Balance, February 1, 1961 $ 2,530.00 
RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery $ 5,401.75 

L. Richardson Fund 148.03 5,549.78 



TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 
BROUGHT FORWARD 



$ 8,079.78 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

Swimming Pool Note $ 5,000.00 

Interest 562.00 5,562.00 



Balance, January 31, 1962 $ 2,517.78 

Exhibit "E" 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
DIRECTORS' RESERVE FUND 

For the Year Ended January 31, 1962 

Balance, February 1, 1961 $ 8,387.09 
RECEIPTS 

Orange Presbytery % 6,200.57 

L. Richardson Fund 169.92 6,370.49 

TOTAL RECEIPTS AND BALANCE 

BROUGHT FORWARD $ 14,757.58 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Subsidy to Christian Education Fund 635.00 



Balance, January 31, 1962 $ 14,122.58 

Schedule 1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY'S 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE FUNDS 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 

SUMMARY OF CASH BALANCES 
January 31, 1962 
CASH BALANCE, JANUARY 31, 1962 

Camp New Hope (Exhibit "A") $ 1,870.67 

Christian Education Fund (Exhibit '*B") 30.44 

Capital Improvement Fund (Exhibit "C") 15,490.25 

Debt Retirement Fund (Exhibit "D") 2,517.78 

Directors' Reserve Fund (Exhibit "E") 14,122.58 



$ 34,031.72 



Represented by: 

Cash in Bank— Checking Accounts $ 28,153.94 

Cash in Savings and Loan Associations 5,877.78 

$ 34,031.72 



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INDEX 

Page 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 9, 28 

AMENDMENTS TO MANUAL: 

Change of Date of Fall Meeting 21, 49 

Concerning Higher Education 23 

AUDITS 52-65 

CALLS TO PASTORS: 

Northside to Rev. Charles W. McNutt 13 

Asheboro First to Rev. Z. T. PiephofT, Jr 13 

Burlington First to Rev. Tom B. Anderson 14 

Glenwood to Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr 14 

White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia to Rev. Jas. J. Watkins 43 

Greensboro First to Rev. Jos. W. Flora, Assistant Pastor 43 

Campus Christian Life Committee to Rev. Harry Smith 44 

Orange Presbytery to Rev. C. Linvi^ood Cheshire, Jr. — Executive Secretary 44 

Orange Presbytery to Rev. Jas. S. R. Tippens — Director Camp Program 44 

Bessemer to Mr. John Kimbirl 41-42 

Bethlehem and Efland to Mr. Jack W. Heintzleman 42 

Greenwood to Mr. Eugene J. Boelte 42 

Little River to Mr. Charles W. Coats 42-43 

CANDIDATES : 

Examined 20, 40-41 

Received by Transfer 51 

Received Under Care — Mr. Samuel R. Williams, Mr. Clyde Wray 20 

CHURCHES: 

No Elder Present at Presbytery 9, 27 

Historical Sketches — Greensboro First, Bethel 25, 49-50 

Park Avenue name changed to Westview Presbyterian Church 32 

CLERKS ELECTED: 

Temporary Clerks 28 

Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, Stated Clerk pro tem 4 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK REPORTING 12-15. 41-45 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORTING 38 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

Judicial Commission — Hillview 15, 24 

To Install Rev. Tom B. Anderson — Burlington First 18-19 

To Install Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr. — Glenwood 19 

To Ordain and Install Mr. E. J. Boelte — Greenwood 45 

To Ordain and Install Mr. Charles C. Coats — Little River 46 

To Ordain and Install Mr. J. W. Heintzleman — Bethlehem and Efland 46 

To Ordain and Install Mr. John E. Kimbirl — Bessemer 46 

To Install Rev. J. J. Watkins— Euphronia, Pocket, White Hill 46 

To Install Rev. Charles W. McNutt— Northside 19 

To Install Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr.— Asheboro First 19 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING: 

To Install Rev. Sam R. Hope — Forest Hills 12 

To Install Rev. Tom B. Anderson — Burlington First 32-33 

To Install Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr.— Asheboro First 33-34 

To Install Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr. — Glenwood 34 

To Install Rev. Charles W. McNutt— Northside 34-35 

Concerning Hillview — Delayed 15, 24 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 

Campus Christian Life 23 

On Candidates 23 

Higher Education 23 

To Study Setup and Work of Presbytery's Committees 23 



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INDEX— (Continued) 



Page 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Special Committee Concerning Rev. Dale Watson 5-6 

Special Committee on Appreciation to Rev. R. H. Stone 17-18 

Annuities and Relief 19-20, 47 

Audits 52-65 

Candidates 22, 38, 39-40 

Christian Education 47 

Church Extension 15-16, 47 

Courtesy 23, 48 

Evangelism 47 

Examinations 6, 15, 40-41 

Glade Valley School 38 

Higher Education 23 

Historical Committee of the Presbytery 16-17 

Installations 18-19, 45-46 

Nominations 23, 47 

Orders 10, 28 

Presbytery-Owned Office 16, 48 

Presbyterian Survey 29 

Sessional Records 

Stewardship Promotion 21, 38 

COMMUNICATIONS 11-12, 30-31 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY REPORTING 20-21, 35-37 

COVENANT LIFE CURRICULUM 18 

DIRECTOR OF CAMP PROGRAM CALLED, INSTALLED 46-47 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY CALLED, INSTALLED 44, 46-47 

FORM OF BEQUEST Inside back cover 

MINISTERS : 

Certificates Received 
Dismissed : 

Rev. Jas. E. Bearss — Westminster Presbytery 12 

Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery — Reformed Church in America 13 

Rev. E. Lee Willingham — Atlanta Presbytery 13 

Rev. E. C. Thornburg— Certificate Returned 13 

Rev. Zane M. Moore — Concord Presbytery 41 

Rev. Frederick McDaniel — Wilmington Presbytery 41 

Received : 

Rev. John P. Stephenson, Jr 11 

Rev. Tom B. Anderson 11 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff. Jr 11 

Rev. Charles W. McNutt 11 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr 45 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens 45 

Rev. Joseph W. Flora 45 

Rev. James J. Watkins 44 

In Regard to Rev. Dale Watson 5-6, 7 

Request of Rev. E. C. Thornburg 13 

Roll 4, 8-9, 26-27, 51-52 

MODERATORS : 

Rev. Ben F. Brown — Nominated, Elected 19, 28 

Rev. Earl F. Woodall— Nominated 48 

NEW OFFICE BUILDING DEDICATED 10, 16 

OVERTURE TO ASSEMBLY, ANSWER 20, 32 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. James F. Bearss — Assistant at Burlington First 13 

Rev. Hugh Reid Montgomery — Glenwood 13 

Rev. E. Lee Willingham— Buffalo (G) 13 

Rev. Zane M. Moore — Momingside 41 

Rev. Frederick McDaniel — Springwood 41 

PRESBYTERY : 

Communications 11, 30-31 

Dockets 10, 28-29 

Invitations for Meetings 32 

Ministerial Roll 3 

Time and Place of Next Meetings 19, 49 

Visiting Brethren 5, 11 

TRUSTEES REPORTING: 

Regarding Right of Way at Glade Valley 6 

Regarding Sale of Gilead Church Property 31 

Regarding Deed to Jefferson Manse Property 31-32 



URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 
FORM OF BEQUEST 

"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of peo- 
ple who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Masted. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities ; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way : 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



Minutes 



OF THE 

Presbytery of Orange 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH 
STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 18, 1962 

APJQURNED MEETING 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH 
STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 6, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINTH 
STATED MEETING 

CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 
January 24, 1963 



Volume CXCVII 



DIRECTORY EDITION 



Minutes 

OF THE 

Presbytery of Orange 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH 
STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 18, 1962 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

OF THE 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH 
STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
November 6, 1962 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINTH 
STATED MEETING 

CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 
January 24, 1963 

• 

Volume CXCVII 



DIRECTORY EDITION 



URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 

FORM OF BEQUEST 



"I , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery. ) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of peo- 
ple who would like to leave at least a part of their money 
or property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

''1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, FEBRUARY 1963 

Adkins, John Earl 1000 Garden Street Sanford 

Adkins, Lee W First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Anderson, Tom B First Presbyterian Church Burlington 

Avent, Lawrence W 1600 E. Lexington Street High Point 

Baker, W. M 300 S. Eighth Street Mebane 

Barnett, Harry F Route 3 Mebane 

Barron, Vance, D. D Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Birdseye, Irving E 2100 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Boelte, Eugene J Route 7 Reidsville 

Bovender, Coy R 2634 Alamance Road Burlington 

Boyd, J. Alston Milton 

Brothers, John T St. Mary's College, St. Andrews University, 

St. Andrews Fife, Scotland 

Brown, Ben F., Th. D Route 10, Box 492 Greensboro 

Brown, William Guilford College 

Caldwell, Clifford, D., Th. M First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Cappel, Samuel S First Presbyterian Church Mebane 

Carson, R. Don, Th. M P. O. Box 455 Sanford 

Cheshire, C. Linwood, Jr., Th. M P. O. Box 9005 Greensboro 

Coats, Charles W Route 1 Hurdle Mills 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 

Currie, W. M First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Dail, John R Route 7, Box 90 Burlington 

Davis, John L., II, Th. M 3104 S. Elm Street Greensboro 

Dick, F. Marion Route 1, Sherwood Forrest McLeansville 

Dickson, A. P Plumtree 

Eliason, John E 714 W. Fourth Street Siler City 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G 920 Park Drive Asheboro 

Flora, Joseph W First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Fudge, Samuel R R.F.D. 2 Chapel Hill 

Garrison, Jos. M., D. D 214 N. Ridgeway Greensboro 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Road Greensboro 

Hampton, Gray W., Jr 2520 Church Street Greensboro 

Heintzleman, Jack W Route 2 Mebane 

Hope, Samuel R., S. T. M 520 Hayworth Circle High Point 

Howell, J. 406 S. Lee Street Fitzgerald, Ga. 

Hunter, George H. V., Jr 4200 S. Main Street High Point 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Road Charlotte 

Johnston, Frank S 323 Pine Grove Drive Wilmington 

Jones, J. S 2833 Wagoner Dr., Longview Acres . Burlington 

Kimbirl, John E 714 Elwell Avenue Greensboro 

Leith, John H., Ph. D 3401 Brook Road Richmond, Va. 

Lytch, William E Box 207 Yanceyville 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Road Greensboro 

McFadyen, H. R., D. D Box 1110 High Point 

McNutt, Charles, Th. M 1805 Vaughn Road Burlington 

McSween, Allen C, D. D P. O. Box 5054 Greensboro 

Millard, J. M Route 10 Greensboro 

Miller, James Eraser, Th. M 1511 Guest Street Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 

Murray, Marion J Route 1, Box 7 Sanford 

Orders, William J., Jr 1729 McKnight Mill Road Greensboro 

Patterson, T. Henry, D. D 202 W. Decatur Street Madison 

Patterson, W. S Box 1110 High Point 

Patteson, Roy K Pittsboro 

Paulson, Douglas 1438 Lilac Lane Charlotte 

Peters, W. W Box 328 Graham 

Piephoff, Z. T., Jr 804 S. Park Street Asheboro 

Piephoff, Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main Street Graham 

Porter, William C, III Box 26 Cedar Grove 

Ray, A. V Wentworth 

Raynal, H. Middleton Box 423 Sanford 

Redhead, John A., Jr., D. D., Th. M.. First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 

Reiff, Gerald N Comdesron Seven, A.P.O San Francisco, Cal. 

Rice, W. M 3509 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 

Robertson, W. P Box 110 High Point 

Rock, Robert B Broadway 

Schenck, L. B., Ph. D., S. T. M Davidson College Davidson 

Seals, D. Hilton. M. D Sylva 

Smith, Harry E Box 505 Chapel Hill 

Stephenson, John P., Jr 1205 Glenwood Avenue Greensboro 

Stone, R. H., D. D Box 225 Jefferson 

Thomas, Samuel N Route 1 Mebane 

Thompson, W. T., D. D., Litt. D 1221 Rennie Avenue Richmond, Virginia 

Tippens, James S. R Route 2 Chapel Hill 

Varker, William D 3906 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Wade, James H Box 372 Hillsboro 

Walkup, James W., Th. M Route 3, Box 319 Sanford 

Watkins, James J Route 1 Sanford 

Watts, Roy E., D. D First Presbyterian Church High Point 

Westerfield, W. H 231 Locust Lane Danville, Virginia 

Whitley, John C 501 Moir Street Leaksville 

Womeldorf, John A., Th. D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 

Wood, James E 213 Virginia Avenue Spray 

Woodson, Marshall S Box 129 Laurinburg 

Wrenn, Wm. J., Jr Leasburg 

Yeargan, Chas. B Box 236 Whitsett 



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ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, TRUSTEES, COUNCIL, PERMANENT AND SPECIAL 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Adamson, Cecil F 315 S. Chapman Street Greensboro 

Andrews, E. Frank 202 Elmwood Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Mrs. Britt M 51(> Country Club Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Robert M 903 Charles Drive Guilford College 

Armstrong, Peter R W. Lexington Ave. Ext High Point 

Ayers, Moir 710 Nottingham Drive Greensboro 

Balsley, J. B., Jr Belmont Forest Reidsville 

Balsley, Robert E., M. D Box 817 R Reidsville 

Barnes, E. P Hillsboro 

Bennett, Lawrence H 220 N. Elam Avenue Greensboro 

Best, Mrs. James 3513 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Blue, Mrs. Waylon 2505 Dalrymple Road Sanford 

Boney, Sion A 700 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

Boone, Paul G 107 Homewood Avenue Greensboro 

Boyd, Charles T Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Bunn, F. Elmo, Jr 2404 Hawthorne Greensboro 

Bright, Mrs. C. L 1617 Woodland Avenue Burlington 

Brown, Frank, M.D 1015 Professional Village ... Greensboro 

Carlson, C. Fred 1006 Carolina Greensboro 

Clark, Harry M 301 Lakeside Avenue Burlington 

Clayton, Elwood Route 1 Ruffin 

Cooke, W. Owen Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Covington, G. Worth Box 2910 Greensboro 

Coxhead, George Box 1058 Chapel Hill 

Grumpier, June A Mebane 

Dail, Mrs. John R Route 7, Box 90 Burlington 

Dalton, P. Hunter, Sr 1048 Rockford Road High Point 

Dalton, P. Hunter, Mrs., Sr.. 1048 Rockford Road -High Point 

Darden, Mrs. Claiborne 802 Dover Road Greensboro 

Donnell, C. Hodgin Route 6 Greensboro 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph C Sandy Clay Road Haw River 

Fitzpatrick, Hugh C, M. D Asheboro 

Foster, Arthur, Jr 1905 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Garrison, Staley Box 266 Burlington 

Goley, Mrs. W. C 217 N. Main Street Graham 

Green, Sydney Hillsboro 

Greeson, A. G., Jr Route 6 Greensboro 

Hall, Alonzo C 206 Tate Street Greensboro 

Hall, Miss Pat 500 Forrest Avenue Greensboro 

Ham, Robert H 1506 Madison Avenue Greensboro 

Harmon, Mrs. Clyde 1811 Rolling Road Greensboro 

Holmes, Gabe 105 Chisholm Street Sanford 

Hood, Robert H 101 Bethel Springs Dale .... Greensboro 

Holt, William, Jr Box 931 Sanford 

Ingle, Paul 319 Mangum Street High Point 

Ingram, Robert J Box 689 Sanford 

Irving, Mrs. John, Jr Madison 

Jones, Clarence D Hillsboro 

Jones, J. L North State Chevrolet Co.. . .Greensboro 

Jones, T. D Mebane 

Jones, Thos. 559 S. Main Street Burlington 

Kellenberger, John A Southeastern Building Greensboro 

Keister, Albert S 1617 S. College Park Drive. .Greensboro 

Kent, John S., Jr Guilford Building Greensboro 



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Kerchner, Chas. E 500 Cornwallis Drive Greensboro 

King, Huger S 701 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Koonts, Henry V 317 Ardmore Circle High Point 

Latta, J. E Route 1 Hillsboro 

Lambert, W. A 534 Woodvale Greensboro 

Loy, M. C 2702 Mirror Lake Drive Burlington 

Lusk, Walter, M. D 1034 Professional Village. ..Greensboro 

Lodor, Samuel H 2718 Rockwood Road Greensboro 

Lucas-Keith, Alan 705 Greenwood Road Chapel Hill 

MacLean, Herman G Route 1 Haw River 

McAlister, Lacy L 706 N. Greene Street Greensboro 

Mclver, Almon 529 Park View Drive Burlington 

McNeely, Robert H Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Marsh, Sydney F 2631 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Mason, George Madison 

Meyers, Charles F., Jr Burlington Industries Greensboro 

Morrah, David W., Jr .1411 Whilden Place Greensboro 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale High Point 

Myers, Henry N 107 W. Newlyn Greensboro 

Perrv, C. W 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Perry, Mrs. C. W 1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Perkins, K. V Yanceyville 

Phipps, W. Gilmer Route 1 McLeansville 

Piephoff, Mrs. Z. T., Sr 1200 S. Main Street Graham 

Pinson, Furman B 3511 W. Market Street Greensboro 

Plummer, Charles E 227 N. Elm Street Greensboro 

Preyer, W. Y., Sr 603 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Richardson, Robert P Box 1109 Reidsville 

Richmond, Thomas M c/o N, C. National Bank. ... Greensboro 

Saunders, J. Marion W. University Drive Chapel Hill 

Scott, Ralph H c/o Melville Dairies Burlington 

Seymour, Woodrow 205 Hillcrest Drive Sanford 

Smith, Archie L 628 E. Kivett Street Asheboro 

Spencer, Frank Route 2 Chapel Hill 

Shoffner, Mrs. W. L 708 Willowbrook Drive Burlington 

Shore, J. P .c/o Guilford Court House. . .Greensboro 

Singletary, W. C Southeastern Building Greensboro 

Snead, Dennis 4245 Ashland Drive ...Greensboro 

Springs, W. G 108 N. Franklin Street Reidsville 

Stack, Coy 518 Maple Street Leaksville 

Stokes, Durward T 102 S. Main Street Graham 

Straughn, W. R 1016 Highland Woods Chapel Hill 

Strayhorn, Robert Route 2 Chanel Hill 

Taylor, C. Douglas 3505 Groometown Road Greensboro 

Taylor, John R .2910 E. Bessemer Avenue, . .Greensboro 

West, Hilton G 603 Woodland Drive Greensboro 

White, J. A 116 Kensington Road Greensboro 

White, R. D 405 Circle Drive Burlington 

Wilkins, Chas. S Box 1288 Greensboro 

Wilson, Mrs. Eugene Haw River 

Wilson, Willard G 610 Woodbriar Lane Burlington 

Wilson, Miss Sarah Box 5121 Greensboro 

Wilson, J. C 105 Elgin Place Greensboro 

Yount, Dr. M. E Graham 

Yount, John M Box 129 Leaksville 



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MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



1. OFFICERS 



Moderator 

Stated Clerk, Treasurer, 
Executive Secretary. 



C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 1965 
Jerry C. McCann, 1963 



Irving E. Birdseye 



Permanent Clerk 



II. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 



Area Director of Christian Education. 
Program Director of Camp New Hope 



Miss Helen Cole 

James S. R. Tippens 



III. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 



(Key: SS, Succeeds Self; RE, Replacement) 



The Council (Term three years) 
Chairman — Harry M. Clark 

A. Chairmen of the following Committees: Annuities and Relief; Chris- 
tian Education; Christian Relations; Church Extension; Commission 
on the Minister and His Work; General Fund Agencies; Higher Edu- 
cation ; Homes ; World Missions and Overseas Relief ; Stewardship 
Promotion 

B. Presidents: Men of the Church of Orange; Women of the Church of 
Orange 

C. Elected by Presbytery (7 members) 3 Elders, 3 Deacons, 1 Woman 

1963 — Cecil Adamson, Furman B. Pinson 

1964— R. D. White, Sydney Marsh (RE) 

1965— F. Elmo Bunn, Jr.; Mrs. Britt Armfield (SS), John R. Taylor 

D. Ex-Officio: Moderator and Stated Clerk 

IV. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
(Term 3 years — 7 members and Executive Secretary) 
Chairman: H. P. Morrison 

1963— R. Don Carson (SS), Allen C. McSween (SS), J. B. Balsley 

1964 — John Eliason, C. Douglas Taylor 

1965— H. P. Morrison, W. W. Peters 



1. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1963— Huger King 

1964— Charles F. Myers, Jr. (RE) 

1965 — T. Henry Patterson 

1966— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

2. Glade Valley (Term 2 years — 9 members) 

1963— Samuel R. Fudge, John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Single- 
tary (SS), George Mason (SS), T. D. Jones 

1964— June Grumpier, Allen C. McSween, Paul Ingle (SS), Mrs. P. 
Hunter Dalton (SS) 



V. TRUSTEES 



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3. Orange Presbytery (Term 3 years — 6 members) 

1963— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

1964— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Tom Richmond (SS) 

1965— C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Robert H. McNeely (SS) 

VI. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years — 6 members) 

Chairman: Harry M. Clark 

1963— Harry M. Clark, W. M. Baker (RE) 

1964 — Lacy L. McAlister, C. Almon Mclver 

1965— Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Mrs. W. C. Goley 

2. Campus Christian Life (Term 3 years — 5 members) 

(3 Ministers, 2 Laymen) 

Chairman — William Brown 

1963 — Lawrence Avent, J. Marion Saunders 

1964 — William Brown; Albert M. Keister 

1965— Joseph W. Flora 

3. Candidates (Term 3 years — 9 members) 

(5 Ministers, 4 Laymen) 

Chairman — Irving E. Birdseye 

1963— Marion J. Murray, John H. Leith, Frank Brown, M. D. 

1964 — Irving E. Birdseye, Vance Barron, Robert M. Armfield 

1965— Alonzo C. Hall, Miss Pat Hall, J. P. Stephenson, Jr. 

4. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 24 members) 

1963— Clifford D. Caldwell, Samuel N. Thomas, Wm. D. Varker, Ed. 
P. Barnes, Staley Garrison, Coy L. Stack, Mrs. W. L. Shoffner, 
Miss Sarah Wilson 

1964— Lee W. Adkins, W. E. Lytch, Chas. Fitzpatrick, Pete R. Arm- 
strong, W. A. Lambert, W. G. Springs, Mrs. John R. Dail, 
Mrs. Joseph C. Estes 

1965 — John L. Davis, Joseph Flora, Frank Spencer, George Coxhead, 
Sam H. Lodor, Durward T. Stokes, Mrs. C. L. Bright, K. V. 
Perkins 

Advisory Members: Area (Presbytery) Director of Christian 
Education, Regional Director of Christian Education, Presby- 
tery's Executive Secretary, Presbytery's Director of Camp Pro- 
gram, Secretary of Christian Education of the Women of the 
Church of the Presbytery, President of the Men of the Pres- 
bytery. 

5. Christian Relations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 

Chairman — Lawrence W. Avent 

1963— Sydney F. Marsh. 

1964— Dr. W. R. Straughn 

1965 — Lawrence W. Avent 

Secretaries of Men of the Church, Women of the Church, Young 
Adults and Young People of Orange 

6. Christianity and Health (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman — John E. Eliason 



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1963— Irving E. Birdseye, Dr. Walter Lusk, M. D. 

1964— John E. Eliason, Dr. Hugh Fitzpatrick, M. D. 

1965— Dr. Frank Brown, M. D. 

7. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 16 members) 
Chairman — Ben F. Brown 

1963— Roy E. Watts, J. W. Walkup, Robert Ham (SS), J. P. 
Shore (SS) 

1964— W. M. Currie (RE), Robert P. Richardson (SS), Ben F. Brown, 
June A. Grumpier (SS), J. L. Jones (SS) 

1965— W. Owen Gooke, Gabe Holmes, M. M. Foust, Gharles S. Wilkins, 
J. R. Ingram (SS), Kay Misenheimer, Mrs. Claiborne Darden. 
Ex-Officio — Chairman of Evangelism 

Chairman of Church Extension — Women of the Church of 
Orange 

8. Evangelism (Term 3 years — 6 members) 

Chairman — Joseph M. Garrison 

1963— Sam S. Cappel 

1964 — R. Don Carson 

1965 — Joseph M. Garrison, W. Gilmer Phipps 
President Men of the Church of Orange 

Spiritual Growth Chairman, Women of the Church of Orange 

9. Examinations (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Wm. D. Varker 

A. Church Government 

1963— John L. Davis, II 

1964— Wm. M. Currie 

1965— John C. Whitley 

B. English Bible 

1963— Jerry C. McCann 

1964 — William Brown 

1965— Charles G. Fitzpatrick 

C. Sacraments 

1963 — Lawrence W. Avent 

1964— Roy K. Patteson 

1965— Harry E. Smith 

D. Theology 

1963— Wm. D. Varker 

1964— J. W. Orders, Jr. (SS) 

1965— Tom B. Anderson 

10. General Fund Agencies (Term 3 years. Chairman and 8 members) 

(3 Ministers 4 Laymen, 1 Woman) 

Chairman — Coy R. Bovender 

1963— Coy Bovender, G. Worth Covington (SS), J. E. Latta (SS) 

1964— Samuel S. Cappel (SS), M. C. Loy (SS) 

1965— A. V. Ray, Elwood Clayton (SS), Jack Heintzleman 
Chairman General Fund Agencies, Women of the Church of 
Orange 

11. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 3 members) 

(2 Ministers, 1 Lay Person) 



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Chairman — R. Don Carson 

1963— David W. Morrah, Jr. 

1964— R. Don Carson 

1965— John E. Kimbirl 

12. Homes (Term 3 years — 10 members) 

(Chairman and 10 members) 

Chairman — Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 

1963— Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas, W. Y. Preyer, Sr., J. Earl Adkins 

1964— W. Clark Porter, III (SS), Willard G. Wilson, John A. WomeL 
dcrf (SS), Mrs. W. L. Shotfner (SS) 

1965— John R. Dail (SS), C. Hodgin Donnell (SS), Mrs. James 
Best (SS), W S. Patterson 

13. Nominations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 

Chairman — James H. Wade 

1963 — Vance Barron, Durward Stokes 

1964— James H. Wade, John A. Womeldorf, Paul G. Boone 

1965 — Sam Cappel, Charles Fitzpatrick 

14. Presbyterian Survey 

Chairman — George H. V. Hunter, Jr. 

1963— George H. V. Hunter, Jr. 

1964— John C. Whitley 

Treasurer Women of the Church of Orange 

15. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 3 members) 

Chairman — Charles E. Kerchner 

1963— M. M. Foust (RE) 

1964— Charles E. Kerchner 

1965— William J. Wrenn, Jr. 

16. Stewardship Promotion (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Herman G. MacLean 

1963— Herman G. MacLean, John M. Yount, Charles McNutt, William 
Holt, Jr. 

1964— W. E. Lytch, Sion A. Boney, Clarence D. Jones, J. W. Walk- 
up (RE) 

1965— Robert E. Balsley, M.D., J. C. Wilson, Burton Sherrod, Wood- 
row Seymour 

17. Women's Work (Term 3 years. Chairman and 4 members) 
Chairman — Marion J. Murray 

1963— Marion J. Murray, Mrs. Eugene Wilson (SS) 

1964— Sydney Green 

1965— Mrs. John Irving, Jr. (SS), Charles W. Coats 

18. World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — Samuel S. Cappel 

1963— J. A. White, John E. Eliason, Mrs. C. W. Perry (SS) 

1964— Arthur J. Foster, Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (RE), Hilton G. West (SS) 

1965— Samuel S. Cappel, Henry Myers, A. G. Greeson, Jr. (SS) 

19. Worship (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1964— Walter H. Goodman, Jr. 



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VII. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. History: 

Charles W. Perry, Chairman, Marion S. Huske, W. M. Baker, T. 
Henry Patterson 

2. Installations: 

John E. Kimbirl, Chairman, Harry F. Barnett, William J. Wrenn 

3. Insurance : 

Thos. O. Jones, Chairman, Staley F. Garrison, Jr., John Kent, Jr. 

4. Manse Maintenance : 

Lawrence H. Bennett, Chairman, Dennis Snead, Mrs. Clyde Harmon 

5. Presbyterian Foundation : 

Tom B. Anderson, Chairman, T. Henry Patterson, Henry V. Koonts, 
J. A. Grumpier, Archie L. Smith, Mrs. Britt Armfield, R. E. 
Watts (RE) 

6. Presbytery Owned Office Building: 

J. A. Grumpier, Chairman, E. Frank Andrews, Robert E. Balsley, 
M. D., Ralph Scott, Charles W. Perry, T. Henry Patterson 

7. Records and Amendments: 

James S. R. Tippens, Chairman, Robert Hood, Eugene Boelte 



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CANDIDATES UNDER THE CARE OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Name 

Bason, William S. 

Bright, Ralph Garber 
Feig, Eugene C, Jr. 

Holmes, Jerry Bryan 
Manuel, Wendell Orion 
Miller, Guy Forrest 
Rogers, Joe Kenneth 
Sloan, Carey E. 
Smith, Samuel George 

Walker, Samuel O. 
Walser, Joseph G., Jr. 
Wen, Tony T. 

White, Raymon Lee 
White, Stephen A., VI 
Williams, Samuel R. 
Wray, Clyde Mack, Jr. 



Home Address 

1108 E. Street 
N. Wilkesboro, 
1504 Liberty Drive 
Greensboro 
Box 76 

Pittsburgh Seminary 
616 N. Highland Ave. 
Pittsburgh, Pa, 
1117 Attica Street 
Burlington 
560 Academy Street 
Madison 
Rougemont 



Institution Attending 

Graduate Study 
U.T. Sem. N. Y. 
U.T. Seminary 
Richmond, Va. 



Home Churcii 

Chapel Hill Pres- 
byterian Church 
First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro 



Pittsburgh Seminary First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro 



Park Ave. Pres. 
Ch. Burlington 
Madison Pres. 
Ch. Madison 
Little River 
Pres. Church 

1102 Goldsboro Ave. Union Theological Sem. Edgew^ood Pres. 



Elon College 
Elon College, N. C. 
U.T.S. Richmond, Va. 

Undecided 



Sanford, N. C. Richmond, Va. 

1507 Independence Rd. Episcopal Seminary 



Greensboro 

234 Dalton Street 

Madison 



Alexandria, Va. 
Union Theological 
Seminary 
Richmond, Va. 
1105 Bellevue St. Guilford College 
Greensboro Guilford College 

924 Country Club Dr. Graduate Study 
High Point Yale University 

802 Rotary Drive Columbia Seminary 
High Point Decatur, Ga. 

Graduated 1962 



602 S. Holden Road 

Greensboro 

Mebane 

3217 Oberlin Drive 

Greensboro 

1513 Donnald Street 

Winston-Salem 



Columbia Seminary 
Decatur, Ga. 
Columbia Seminary 
Decatur, Ga. 
Columbia Seminary 
Decatur, Ga. 
Columbia Seminary 
Decatur, Ga. 



Ch., Sanford 
First Presbyterian 
Greensboro 
Madison Pres. 
Madison 

First Presbyterian 

Greensboro 

First Presbyterian 

High Point 

First Presbyterian 

High Point 

Buffalo Pres. 
Greensboro 
Mebane Pres. 
Mebane 
Buffalo Pres. 
Greensboro 
Broadway Pres. 
Broadw^ay 



Carson, Miss Mary Faith 



Eller, Jerry Jay, M. D. 



CANDIDATES FOR LAY SERVICE 

105 North Street Queens College Presbyterian Ch. 

Chapel Hill Chapel Hill 

312 Warren Street c/o Dr. Mary D. Varker Westminster Pres. 
Greensboro 604 Sussex Road Greensboro 

Wynnew^ood, Pa. 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 18, 1962 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Eighth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Dr. Ben F. 
Brown, at 9:30 A.M. in the Starmount Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Thursday, October 18, 1962. The Mod- 
erator opened the meeting with prayer. 

After the singing of "There's A Wideness In God's Mercy" Dr. 
Brown read Matthew 7 :7 and following preached the Commun- 
ion Meditation on the topic, "Life With The Father." Rev. Walter 
Goodman conducted the Communion Service. 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

ROLL 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Pete Ainette Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins 

Tom B. Anderson Howard FogUman Burlington First 

Lawrence Avent Robert Kornegay Crestwood 

W. M. Baker 

Harry Barnett Broadway 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Thompson, Jr Guilford Park 

Eugene J. Boelte Greenwood 

Coy Bovender M. C. Loy Shiloh 

J. A. Boyd Milton 

Red House 

Ben F. Brown Hase H. Smith Alamance 

Bill Brown Clark C. Burrett Faith 

C. D. Caldwell 

Sam S. Cappel Talmage M. Jobe Mebane 

R. Don Carson A. D, Barber Sanford First 

Charles W. Coats Little River 

(Fred Patterson 

Wm. M. Currie (Harvey Sellars Greensboro First 

(W. C. Singletary 
(Henry Myers 

Jack Dail J. R. Henderson Trinity 

John L. Davis, II J. L. Donnell Vandalia 

Horace Douty 

John E. Eliason Hope View 

Chas. G. Fitzpatrick Dogwood Acres 

Joe Flora 

Mac Foust Gulf 

Cumnock 
Farmville 



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Jos. M. Garrison W. Y. Farrell Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Sedgefield 

Jack Heintzleman C. W. Stanfield Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Sam R. Hope Charles E. Plummer .... Forest Hills 

George H. V. Hunter, Jr Randolph 

Marion S. Huske 

John E. Kimbirl Nolon Hinshaw Bessemer 

W. E. Lytch David W. Wright, Jr Bethesda 

W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Wm. E. Massey, Jr J. Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

Kay M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe Westview 

Marion J. Murray J. W. Brown Jonesboro 

Jerry McCann W. M. Wallace St. Paul 

Charles W McNutt Elwood Ray Northside 

Robert J. McMullen 

Allen McSween J. S. Vincent Starmount 

Eric McQuitty El-Bethel 

J. William Orders Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr Charles Connelly Meadowside 

T. Henry Patterson Dr. A. M. Cox Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

W. W. Peters W. A. Rich Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff , Sr Bethany 

W. Clark Porter, III J. W. Tolar Eno 

Fairfield 

A. V. Ray Paul N. Miller Smyrna 

H. E. McCollum Wentworth 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Burton Sherrod Victor H. Graham East Burlington 

Harry E. Smith 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Piedmont 

John P. Stephenson J. P. Keeton Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas D. G. Scott Hawfields 

James H. Wade L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup Clarence C. Cole Buffalo (L) 

James J. Watkins George Wicker White Hill 

Frank Gilliam Pocket 

James Campbell Euphronia 

Roy E. Watts Paul Ingle High Point First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

John A. Womeldorf N. T. Wrenn Brentwood 

James E. Wood Henry M. Shelton Riverview 

H. Earl Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. ... W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Neal Broach Griers 

W. D. Varker R. T. Thomas Westminster 

Charles B. Yeargan Henry A. Bradsher Springwood 

Ralph C. McDonald Black Memorial 

J. O. Morphis Buffalo (G) 

Walter Spearman Chapel Hill 

Victor King Morningside 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

W. W. Barker New Hope 

R. E. Balsley Reidsville First 



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CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro First, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, El-Bethel, Farmville, Golds- 
ton, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, Joyce, Milton, Oakview, Pied- 
mont, Randolph, Red House, Salem, Sedgefield, St. Andrews. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Earl Woodall, Pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
was elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. Eugene Boelte 
and John Kimbirl were elected temporary clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Mr. Joseph S. Vincent, Elder of the Starmount Church, ex- 
tended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. He noted that in 
meeting at the Starmount Church Presbytery is participating 
in the observance of the tenth anniversary of the establishment 
of the church. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Rev. Allen McSween. The printed docket as 
amended was adopted as follows : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

October 18, 1962, 9 :30 A. M. 

9:30 A.M. Called to Order— Dr. Ben F. Brown, Moderator 
Communion Meditation — Dr. Ben F. Brown 
Communion Service — Rev. Walter H. Goodman, 

Elders of Starmount Presyterian Church 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerks 

(Rev. Earl Woodall, Moderator in nomination) 
Address of Welcome — Mr. Joseph S. Vincent 
Report of the Committee on Orders — Dr. Allen C. McSween 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements: 

(a) Presbyterian Survey 

(b) Request for pastoral dissolution 

(c) Hillview Commission 

(d) Thornburg request 

(e) Report re: Tally of Elders Enrollment Cards 
Appointment of Standing Committees — Moderator 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 



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10:30 A.M. Insurance Committee — Mr. Tom Jones, Chairman 

Commission on the Minister and His Work, Rev. W. W. Peters, 
Chairman 

Examinations Committee (Reception of Ministers) Rev. W. D 

Varker, Chairman 
Installations Committee — Rev. Lawrence Avent, Chairman 
Council of Orange, Mr. Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 

(Special Synod Stewardship Report — Rev. Richard Gam- 
mon, First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, N. C.) 
Stewardship Promotion Committee, Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chmn. 
Church Extension, Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

12:00 Noon Records and Amendments, Report of Rev. Clifford C. Cald- 
well, Chairman 
(Amendments to BCO and Confession of Faith) 
12:15 P.M. Recess for lunch 

Presbyterian Development Fund Film (Sanctuary Following 
Lunch) 

1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

REPORTS OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Women's Work, Rev. Marion J. Murray 

2. Nominations, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

3. Homes, Rev. J. W. Walkup, Chairman 

4. Committee on Candidates, Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, 

Chairman 

5. Evangelism, Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman 

6. Christian Education, Rev. Samuel N. Thomas, Chair- 

man 

Nomination of next Moderator 
Report of Standing Committees : 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 
Manual Changes 
New Business 
Old Business 

Time and place of next Stated Meeting — Chapel Hill Presby- 
terian Church, January 24, 1963, 9:30 A. M. 
Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjourn to meet at the Starmount Presbyterian Church on 
November 6, 1962, at 9:30 A.M. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. Gaston Boyle of Winston-Salem Presbytery, Dr. F. Mari- 
on Dick, Appomattox Presbytery, and Rev. Charles Yeargan, 
Jr. of Albemarle Presbytery were introduced and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. Miss Dot Benjamin of the Greensboro 
News-Record was introduced to Presbytery. Elders attending 
Presbytery for the first time were also introduced. 



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COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. Request from Rev, George Hunter to speak concerning the Presby- 
terian Survey. It was granted and Mr. Hunter spoke and encouraged 
the use of the Every Family Plan. 

2. Request for pastoral dissolutions: 

a. Rev. Roy Patteson requested that the pastoral relationship be- 
tween him and the Meadowside Church be dissolved in order that 
he might accept a call to the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
churches. An elder from the Meadowside Church stated that the 
church concurred with him in this request. The request was 
granted to become effective as of September 30, 1962. 

b. Rev. John R. Dail requested that the pastoral relationship be- 
tween him and the St. Andrews Church be dissolved in order 
that he might accept a call to the Trinity Church. The Executive 
Secretary announced that the St. Andrews church concurred in 
this request. The request was granted effective as of September 
11, 1962. 

c. Rev. William Massey, Jr. requested that his pastoral relationship 
with the Cross Roads Church be dissolved in order that he might 
accept a call to the Church in the Pines in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. An Elder from the Cross Roads church stated that the 
church concurred in this request. The request was granted and 
Mr. Massey was granted a certificate of dismission to Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

3. Acknowledgement of Presbyterial Dismissal of Candidate Certificate 
for Rev. Charles Williams Coats. A motion was adopted that we 
receive the Presbyterial Dismissal Candidate Certificate for Rev. 
Charles William Coats, which was not received on July 23, 1962 at 
an Adjourned Meeting of the 387th Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery, meeting in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C. made reference to on page 51 of the Minutes of Orange Pres- 
bytery, Volume CLXXXXVII. 

4. Acknowledgement of the receipt of Presbyterial Dismissal Candidate 
Certificate for Mr. Eugene C. Fieg, Jr. from Louisville Presbytery. 
A motion was adopted that this Presbyterial Dismissal Candidate 
Certificate for Mr. Fieg, Jr. from Louisville Presbytery be received 
and that Rev. Irving Birdseye be heard at this time relative to the 
interview which the Candidate Committee had with Mr. Fieg. Mr. 
Birdseye spoke relative to the favorable interview with Mr. Eugene 
C. Fieg, Jr. and a motion was passed that he be added to the roll 
of Candidates of Orange Presbytery. 

5. Acknowledgement of the receipt of Certificates for Presbytery Dis- 
mission of a Minister for Dr. Marion Dick, Appomattox Presbytery 
and Rev. Charles Yeargan, Jr., Albemarle Presbytery. These were 
received as information. 

6. Request of Rev. Frank S. Johnston to labor out of the bounds of 
Orange Presbytery. A motion was passed that the request be 
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might serve the Winter Park Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, 
N. C. as a Supply for 13 weeks, beginning September 23, 1962. 

7. Request of Rev. J. S. Cook that he be granted permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Orange Presbytery so that he might serve the 
Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church near Weaverville, N. C. from 
September 9 until December 1, 1962. The request was granted. 

8. Communication from Rev. Joseph S. Jones, 2833 Wagoner Drive, 
Burlington, N. C, who will be moving to 1631 Mockingbird Lane, 
Lakeland, Florida as of November 8, due to advice of his physician 
on account of his health. A motion was passed that this be made 
a part of the Minutes of Orange Presbytery and that he be granted 
an excuse from attending this meeting of Presbytery. 

9. An invitation from the Session of the Westview Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C. to Orange Presbytery that Presbytery 
meet with them on October 17, 1963 on the occasion of their Golden 
Anniversary of the organization of the Church. The invitation was 
accepted. 

10. Requests for excuses for the following: Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. 
Edward C. Thornburg, Rev. Frank S. Johnston, Rev. John S. Cook, 
Rev. Joseph S. Jones, Rev. Douglas Paulson, Rev. James S. R. Tip- 
pens, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., Dr. John A. Redhead, and Rev. Vance 
Barron. The excuses were granted. 

11. Acknowledgement of Certificate of Reception receipt for Rev. Fred- 
erick W. McDaniel from Wilmington Presbytery. This was received 
as information. 

12. The Minutes of Commissions to install Rev. Jack W. Heintzleman, 
Rev. Charles W. Coats, Rev. Eugene J. Boelte, Rev. John E. Kimbirl, 
and Rev. James J. Watkins. These were received and admitted to 
record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
JACK WAYNE HEINTZLEMAN 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Bethlehem Church on July 29, 1962, Sunday, at 6:45 and was con- 
vened with prayer by Rev. John L. Davis. Members present: Ministers: 
Rev. John L. Davis, Rev. W. M. Baker, Rev. W. Clark Porter, III; Elders: 
Clarence D. Jones, J. W. Lester and Sam W. Hughes. A quorum was pres- 
ent. Elder Sam W. Hughes was elected clerk. 

Rev. John L. Davis presided in the Worship Service. Rev. W. M. Baker 
preached the sermon. Text: John 20:19-31. Rev. John L. Davis recited the 
proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to 
the Minister and the Congregation, These being answered in the affirma- 
tive, Mr. Jack W. Heintzleman was ordained with prayer and the laying on 
of hands of the Presbytery and installed as pastor of the Efland Church, 
according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Rev. W. Clark Porter, 
III delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Clarence D. Jones to the 
congregation. 

The Rev. John L. Davis recited again the proceedings of the Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and congre- 
gation. These being answered in the affirmative, the Rev. Jack W. Heintzle- 
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of God and the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction pronounced by the newly installed Pastor, and the leaders of 
the congregation came forward and gave him "their right hand in token 
of their cordial reception and affectionate regard." 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder J. W. Lester. 

John L. Davis, II, Moderator 
Samuel W. Hughes, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
CHARLES WILLIAM COATS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Little River Church July 29th, 3:00 P.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Members present: Ministers: Rev. 
C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Rev. James H. Wade, Rev. J. R. Dail, and Rev. 
Sam Fudge; Elders: T. V. Walker, Harry P. Woods, L. E. Beard. A 
quorum was present. Elder L. E. Beard was elected clerk. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire presided in the Worship Service. Rev. John 
R. Dail preached the sermon. Text: John 21:15-19. Sermon, "Lovest Thou 
Christ," Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Mr. Charles William 
Coats was ordained with prayer and laying on of the hands of the Presby- 
tery and installed as Pastor of the Little River Church, according to Para- 
graph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Rev. James H. Wade delivered the 
charge to the Minister and Elder L. E. Beard to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The Minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Sam Fudge. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
L. E. Beard, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
EUGENE J. BOELTE 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Greenwood Church, July 29th, 7:00 P.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Rev. Howard H. Thompson. Members present: Ministers: Rev. 
William Brown, Rev. William Lytch, Rev. Howard Thompson and Elders 
Harvey Carroll, Thomas Williams, Frederick Daniel. A quorum was present. 
Elder J. F. Daniel was elected clerk. Rev. William Lytch presided in the 
Worship Service. Rev. William Brown preached the sermon. Text: Matt. 
25:14-30. Sermon, "God's Church as a Team." Rev. William Lytch recited 
the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions 
to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirma- 
tive, Mr. Eugene J. Boelte was Ordained with prayer and laying on of 
the hands of the Presbytery and installed as Minister of the Greenwood 
Church, according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Rev. Howard 
H. Thompson delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Harvey Carroll 
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The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

W. E. Lytch, Moderator 
J. F. Daniel, Clerk 

m:nutes of commission to ordain and install 
mr. john e. kimb]rl 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery for the ordination 
and installation of Mr. John E, Kimbirl met in the Pastor's Study at Bes- 
semer Presbyterian Church at 7:00 P.M. on July 29, 1962. The following 
members were present: Ministers: Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Chairman, 
Rev. H. Earl Woodall and Rev. Philip N. Libby, Jr., of Chatham, Virginia, 
in Appomattox Presbytery, invited guest; Ruling Elders Lyndon L. Holt, 
Charles E. Kerchner, and Charles T. McNary. 

The chairman. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., presided and the meeting 
was opened with prayer by Rev. Philip N. Libby, Jr. Elder Charles E. 
Kerchner was appointed Clerk. The order of service was reviewed and all 
parts designated. After prayer by Mr. Cheshire the members of the Com- 
mission moved into the sanctuary and the service began. Mr. Cheshire pre- 
sided and gave the invocation. He also stated the purpose of the meeting and 
the proceedings as outlined in the Book of Church Order, Paragraph 27-6, 
introduced the members of the Commission. 

Rev. H. Earl Woodall read the Scripture and offered prayer after which 
he preached the sermon from the text Matthew 25:31-46 on the topic "Help 
Wanted". 

The chairman propounded the Constitutional questions to pastor and 
people. After affirmative answers by pastor and people, the Candidate was 
ordained with the laying on of hands. Ordination prayer was offered by 
Elder Charles E. Kerchner. Mr. Kimbirl's father, Mr. J. E. Kimbirl, who 
is an elder in the Avondale Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, and Mrs. 
Kimbirl's father, Dr. W. B. Bradford, M. D., who is an elder in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg Presbytery, participated 
in the laying on of hands at the invitation of the Commission. After mem- 
bers of the Commission had extended the right hand of fellowship to the 
newly ordained minister, the chairman pronounced and declared that Mr. 
John E. Kimbirl has been ordained and installed as pastor of the Bessemer 
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Philip N. Libby, Jr., delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Elder Lyndon L. Holt to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the newly 
ordained and installed Minister. The congregation gave the right hand of 
fellowship and welcome to the new pastor and his wife. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer by the Rev. H. Earl Woodall. 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Chairman 
Charles E. Kerchner, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES J. WATKINS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at White Hill Church August 26, 1962, 7:15 P.M. and was convened 
with prayer by Rev. J. W. Walkup. Members present: Ministers: Rev. J. W. 



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Walkup, Rev. J. Earl Adkins, Rev. Jack Dail, and Elders James Campbell, 
C. D. McLeod. A quorum was present. Rev. Jack Dail was elected clerk. 
Rev. J. W. Walkup presided in the Worship Service. Rev. J. Earl Adkins 
preached the sermon. Text: Matt. 10:20, sermon "The Communion and 
Fellowship of the Church." Rev. J. W. Walkup recited the proceedings of 
Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister 
and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. James 
J. Watkins was installed as Pastor of the White Hill, Pocket and Euphronia 
Churches, according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Rev. Jack 
Dail delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder C. D. McLeod to the 
congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the newly 
installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came forward and 
gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception and affec- 
tionate ragrd." 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Committee adjourned with 
prayer by J. Earl Adkins. 

J. W. Walkup, Moderator 
Jack Dail, Clerk 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 

Rev. William Currie was given permission to speak about the 
financial emergency at St. Andrews College. He challenged 
the churches of the Presbytery to include St. Andrews College 
in their budgets for 1963. 

INSURANCE COMMITTEE, Mr. Thomas O. Jones, Chairman 

The report of the Committee was presented by the Chairman 
and received as information. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following Committees : 

BILLS AND OVERTURES— Rev. Carl Stark, Rev. William Brown, 

Mr. L. M. Glenn 

COURTESY— Mr. Paul Boone, Rev. Jack Davis 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Irving Birdseye was elected Moderator Nominee for the 
next Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was given by Rev. William D. Varker, Chairman. He intro- 
duced Rev. Charles Yeargan and Dr. F. Marion Dick. They 
were examined in Experimental Religion by the Moderator, on 
their views in theology by Rev. William Orders, on their views 
in the Sacraments by Rev. Roy Patteson, and on their views in 
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tions were sustained in their several parts and as a whole. 
They signed the Book of Ministerial Obligations and were 
enrolled as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W. W. Peters. The 
report and the recommendation were adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

Starmount Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 18, 1962 

I. Since the last stated meeting of Orange Presbytery, your Commission 
on the Minister and His Work has reviewed the following calls and 
found them in order: 

1. The congregation of the Springwood Church has called the Rev. 
Charles B. Yeargan as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

(a) Salary $4,500.00 a year 

(b) Free use of manse 

(c) 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund 

(d) One month vacation 

(e) Car allowance $800.00 a year 

(f) Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and family 

(g) Moving cost from Washington, N. C, to manse 

2. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point 
has called the Rev. Clifford Douglas Caldwell as Associate Pastor. 
Terms of the call are as follows : 

(a) Salary $5,300.00 a year through December 31, 1962 and 
$6,000.00 a year beginning January 1, 1963 

(b) Manse 

(c) Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for minister 
and family 

(d) Fuel and regular telephone expenses 

(e) Car allowance $800.00 a year 

(f ) 71/2 % of salary basis to be paid in to the MAF 

(g) One month vacation 

3. The congregations of the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs 
Churches have called the Rev. Roy K. Patteson, Jr., to be their pas- 
tor. Terms of the calls are as follows : 

A. Pittsboro Church 

(a) Salary $2,250.00 a year 

(b) Manse 

(c) 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the MAF 

(d) One month vacation 

(e) Car allowance $400.00 a year 

(f ) $81.05 of the cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Med- 
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(g) Moving cost from Greensboro, N. C, to manse 
B. Mt. Vernon Springs Church: 

(a) Salary $2,250.00 a year 

(b) - - 

(c) 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the MAF 

(d) One month vacation 

(e) Car allowance $450.00 a year 

(f ) $81.04 of the cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Med- 
ical benefits for pastor and family 

(g) Moving cost from Greensboro, N. C, to manse 

4. The congregation of the Tl-inity Church has called the Rev. John R. 
Dail as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows: 

(a) Salary $4,500.00 a year 

(b) Manse 

(c) 71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the MAF 

(d) One month vacation 

(e) Car allowance $800.00 a year 

(f) Group Life Insurance and Major Medical benefits for pastor 
and family 

(g) Moving from Sanford, N. C, to manse 

II. RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the calls of the Springwood Church to the Rev. Charles B. 
Yeargan, the High Point First Church to the Rev. C. D. Caldwell; 
the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches to the Rev. Roy K. 
Patteson, Jr., and the Trinity Church to the Rev. John R. Dail be 
approved and placed in their hands, and that commissions be 
appointed to install them in their respective pastoral relationships. 

2. That, in compliance with the suggestion of the 1961 General Assem- 
bly (See Minutes, page 64, Recommendation 4 (a), the Presbytery 
consider erecting a Permanent Committee composed of consecrated 
and competent laymen which will constantly study ministers' 
salaries. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

The calls to the churches were placed in the hands of the Min- 
isters as follows : 

Rev. Charles Yeargan, Jr. to the Springwood Church 
Rev. John Dail to the Trinity Church 

Rev. Roy Patteson to the Pittsboro and Mt. Vernon Churches 
Rev. Clifford Caldwell to the First Church High Point as 
Associate Pastor. 

SALARY STUDY COMMITTEE 

A motion was adopted that the Moderator appoint a Commit- 
tee of five laymen to study the idea of a Permanent Committee 
on Ministers' Salaries and report at the next stated meeting 
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Chairman, Owen Cook, Charles Kerchner, Charles Plummer, 
and Dr. R. E. Balsley. 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE RULING 

A motion was adopted that the Executive Secretary investi- 
gate the Internal Revenue Service ruling concerning the 
amount that Ministers can deduct for manse expenses and 
report to Presbytery. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was given by Mr. Floyd Hendley, Chairman. The report was 
received as information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Ben Brown, Chairman. It was re- 
ceived as information. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. R. E. Balsley, Chairman. He introduced 
the Rev. Richard Gammon, Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greenville, N. C. who spoke for the Council of the 
Synod of N. C. and gave a special stewardship report. He em- 
phasized the ''stewardship stalemate" in the Synod of N. C. 
and challenged the Presbytery to greater efforts in the field 
of stewardship. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Lawrence Avent. It was adopted as 
follows : 

The following Installations Commissions were appointed: 

To install the Rev. Charles B. Yeargan, pastor of Springwood Presby- 
terian Church on November 4, 1962 at 7:30 P. M. 

Rev. Coy Bovender to preside and propound the Constitutional ques- 
tions 

Rev. Kay Misenheimer to preach the sermon 
Mr. B. H. Wolfe to charge the congregation 
Rev. Earl H. Woodall to charge the pastor 
Mr. Chas. T. McNary to offer prayer 
Mr. Henry Bradsher, alternate 

To install the Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell Associate Minister, First Pres- 
byterian Church of High Point, N. C. on November 18, 1962, at 7:30 P. M. 

Dr. Roy E. Watts to preside and propound the Constitutional ques- 
tions. 

Rev. Wm. D. Varker to preach the sermon 

Rev. Lawrence W. Avent to charge the congregation 



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Mr. H. P. Morrison to charge the pastor 

Mr. J. E. Pleasants to offer the prayer 

Mr. P. Hunter Dalton, Sr. to read the Scripture 

To install the Rev. Roy K. Patteson, Jr. pastor of the Mt. Vernon Springs 
and Pittsboro Churches on October 21, 1962, at 7:30 P. M. 

Rev. Sam Fudge to preside and propound the Constitutional questions 

Rev. William Orders to preach the sermon 

Mr. Gabe Holmes to charge the congregation 

Rev. Kay Misenheimer to charge the pastor 

Rev. Sam Fudge to offer prayer 

Mr. Wade Barber, alternate 

Mr. Hoyt Scott, alternate 

To install the Rev. John R. Dail as pastor of the Trinity Church on 
October 28, 1962, at 1:30 P. M. 

Rev. S. N. Thomas to preside and propound the Constitutional ques- 
tions 

Rev. Coy R. Bovender to preach the sermon 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff to charge the pastor 

Mr. J. R. Henderson to charge the congregation 

Mr. S. S. Webb to offer prayer 

Mr. Larry Parsons, alternate 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12 :30 P. M. with prayer be- 
ing offered by Rev. R. H. Stone. 

During the lunch hour a film on the Presbyterian Develop- 
ment Fund was shown. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. The Moderator an- 
nounced that the following were excused from the afternoon 
session : 

Rev. John Stephenson, Dr. F. Marion Dick, Rev. J. A. Boyd, 
Rev. Sam Thomas, Rev. Roy Patteson, Rev. George Hunter, 
D. G. Scott, James Martin. 

WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, Rev. Marion J. Murray, 
Chairman 

The report was presented by the Chairman. He introduced 
Mrs. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., President of the Women of Orange 
Presbytery, who gave a report of the work of the women. 
The following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That we express our appreciation to the Women of the Church of 
Orange Presbytery for their devotion to the Lord, and their faithful 
service to Him and His Church. 

2. That we hear the report of Mrs. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., President of the 
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RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE, Rev. Clifford 
Caldwell, Chairman. 

The report was presented by the Chairman. 

A motion was adopted that Presbytery read through the 
Directory for the Worship and Work of the Church section 
by section and then consider the changes in the Confession of 
Faith and the Form of Government. Vote recorded as follows : 

PRESBYTERY VOTING FORM ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 

As reported to the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. 

1. Directory for the Worship and Work of the Church 

FOR all sections, except 211-5 (The General Assembly of 1961 or- 
dered vote section by section.) 

2. Confession of Faith, Chapter XXXI, Par. Ill 
FOR 78, AGAINST 8 

3. Form of Government, Section 27-5(1) 
FOR 86, AGAINST 

4. Form of Government, Section 29-11 
FOR 82, AGAINST 3 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 
Presbytery of Orange 
Meeting October 18, 1962 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATSONS 

(Class of 1965 and Existing Vacancies) 

I. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Chairman — Harry Clark 

1964— Sydney F. Marsh (RE) 

1965— F. Elmo Bunn, Jr., Mrs. Britt M. Armfield (SS), John R. Taylor 
II. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Chairman — H. P. Morrison 

1965— H. P. Morrison, W. W. Peters (SS) 

III. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery 

1965— C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Robert H. McNeely (SS) 

2. Davidson College 

1966— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

3. Glade Valley 

1965— June A. Crumpler, Allen C. McSween, Paul Ingle (SS), Mrs. 
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IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Examinations 

a. Theology 1965— Tom B. Anderson 

b. Sacraments 1965 — Harry E. Smith 

c. Church Government 1965 — John C. Whitley 

d. English Bible 1965— Chas. G. Fitzpatrick 

2. Nominations (Elected from floor at January meeting) 

3. Sessional Records 
1965— Wm. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

4. World Missions and Overseas Relief 
Chairman — Samuel S. Cappel 

1964— Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (RE) 

1965— Samuel S. Cappel, Henry Myers, A. G. Greeson, Jr. (SS) 

5. Annuities and Relief 

1963— W. M. Baker (RE) 

1965— Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Mrs. W. C. Goley 

6. Church Extension 

1964— Wm. M. Currie (RE) 

1965— W. Owen Cooke, Gabe Holmes, M. M. Foust, Charles S. 
Wilkins, Robert J. Ingram (SS), Kay M. Misenheimer, Mrs. 
Claiborne Darden 

7. Christian Education 

1965 — John L. Davis, Joseph W. Flora, Frank Spencer, George Cox- 
head, Sam L. Lodor, Durward T. Stokes, Mrs. C. L. Bright, 
K. V. Perkins 

8. Homes 

Chairman — Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas (In present class of 1963) 
1965— Robert J. McMullen, John R. Dail (SS), C. Hodgin Don- 
nell (SS), Mrs. James Best (SS) 

9. General Fund Agencies 
Chairman — Coy R. Bovender 

1965— Coy R. Bovender, Elwood Clayton (SS) 

10. Worship (Not elected this year) 

11. Women's Work 

1965— Mrs. John Irving, Jr. (SS), Chas. W. Coats 

12. Evangelism 

Chairman — Carl H. Stark, Jr. 

1965— Carl H. Stark, Jr. (SS), W. Gilmer Phipps 

13. Stewardship Promotion 

Chairman — Herman G. MacLean (In present class of 1963) 

1963— Charles W. McNutt (RE) 

1964— J. W. Walkup (RE) 

1965— Robert E. Balsley, M.D., J. C. Wilson, Burton M. Sherrod, 
Woodrow Seymour (SS) 

14. Christian Relations 
Chairman — Lawrence W. Avent 
1965 — Lawrence W. Avent 

15. Presbyterian Survey 

1964— John C. Whitley 

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17. Candidates 

1965— Alonzo C. Hall, Miss Pat Hall, J. P. Stephenson, Jr. 

18. Higher Education 
1965— John E. Kimbirl 

19. Christianity and Health 
1965— Dr. Frank Brown 

V. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

(Not on rotation plan, no replacements needed) 
CODE: (RE) replacement 
(SS) succeed self 

HOMES COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. J. W. Walkup, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted. Dr. R. H. Stone spoke concerning the William Black 
Home calling attention to the White Fund for Church Exten- 
sion Workers and the W. H. Belk Fund for vacations for 
retired Ministers. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Presbytery express its deep appreciation and gratitude for the 
devoted service of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Home. The 
Board of regents of Barium Springs, and Board of Trustees of Wil- 
liam Black Home; the staffs of these institutions; and especially to 
Dr. Albert McClure, superintendent of Barium Springs Home for 
Children and R. A. Short, Executive Director of Presbyterian Home. 

2. That Presbytery encourage the Churches to give their continued sup- 
port to the Homes through the regular budget and especially through 
the Thanksgiving Offering for Barium Springs and the Mother's Day 
Offering for Presbyterian Home. 

3. That Presbytery encourage the Churches of Presbytery to invite the 
Heads of the Homes or their representatives to speak on the work of 
the Homes on appropriate occasion. 

4. That the Churches of Presbytery and organizations within the 
Churches be made aware of the willingness of the members of the 
Committee on Homes to speak concerning the work of the Homes in 
the hope of gaining a wider hearing on our work, and that a speak- 
ers group has been formed with Dr. Allan Keith-Lucas for Barium 
Springs Children's Home, first choice; W. Y. Preyer, Sr. for the 
Presbyterian Home Inc., first choice. 

5. That Presbytery through the Council seek ways and means to imple- 
ment the recommendations made as a result of the study of Dr. Allan 
Keith-Lucas, namely: 

1. To approve, publicize and defend a new statement of intake and 
purpose that will be more in line with what the Home is actually 
doing, and to conform in all its public acts to this purpose. 

2. To provide more help for the superintendent especially in the area 
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3. To continue to support the superintendent in his moves towards 
the home-like, ''open" institution, including considering the possi- 
bility of the family cottage and at least one meal a day in the 
cottage. 

4. To continue the present rebuilding program until at least two sub- 
standard facilities are replaced. 

5. To help the Home strengthen its services in the areas of super- 
vision and social service. 

6. That Dr. R. H. Stone be heard in the interest of William Black Home. 

James W. Walkup, Chairman 
Committee on Homes 

CANDIDATES COMMITTEE, Report af 

Was presented by the Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. The 
report v^as received as information and Presbytery approved 
the application for a loan for Mr. Raymon L. White, Candidate 
who is studying at Columbia Seminary. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. Durward Stokes, Chairman. A motion 
was adopted that a Ministers' Retreat on Evangelism be 
planned by the Evangelism Committee and held during the 
winter. 

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures — No report. 

2. Courtesy Committee, Report of, 

Was presented by Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman, as follows: 
We are thankful for the opportunity to meet together as a church 
court in the Starmount Presbyterian Church. Our congratulations 
are extended to the church and its Pastor on its new educational 
plant and fellowship hall, wishing Starmount Presbyterian Church 
God's continued blessing as it begins a new decade of service. 
We are thankful for the ministry of the retiring Moderator, Dr. Ben 
F. Brown, and for his morning sermon which prepared us so well 
for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Also we thank the Rev. 
Walter Goodman and the Elders of Starmount Church who dis- 
tributed the elements of the Lord's Supper to us. 

We especially take note of the expeditious and just way the Mod- 
erator, the Rev. Earl Woodall, conducted the business of the church 
court. 

Our written thanks are extended to the Women of the Starmount 
Presbyterian Church who entertained Presbytery with such a de- 
licious lunch. We thank them for the excellence of the meal and the 
pleasant and efficient way it was served. 

This committee also takes note of the excellence of the reports and 
addresses made to Presbytery and commends the various chairmen 
and committee members for their work. 

Mr. Paul Boone, Chairman 



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NEW BUSINESS— Re: Glade Valley 

A motion was adopted that Orange Presbytery communicate 
with Winston-Salem Presbytery through the Stated Clerk and 
invite Winston-Salem Presbytery to join with us in requesting 
Dr. Allan Keith-Lucas to be approached and paid to conduct 
a study and bring to us and the Board of Trustees of the Glade 
Valley School his recommendations regarding Glade Valley 
School. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

Was announced as the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Janu- 
ary 17, 1963. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and approved 
and Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by the Moderator 
to meet in an Adjourned Meeting of the Three Hundred 
Eighty-Eighth Stated Meeting on November 6, 1962 at 9:30 
A. M. at the Starmount Presbyterian Church. 

Earl Woodall, Moderator 
Jerry McCann, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 

THE HISTORY OF THE STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

As a result of a survey made in February 1951, the Committee of Church 
Extension of Orange Presbytery, with representatives appointed by the 
Sessions of the First Presbyterian Church and the Church of the Covenant, 
began work toward the organization of a church in West Greensboro. In 
September 1951 the Committee received, as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 
Weaver, a lot on the corner of West Market Street and Ashland Drive. Pre- 
liminary plans were completed and construction of a building was begun in 
August 1952. 

On October 14, 1952, Orange Presbytery received a petition bearing 102 
names requesting the organization of a church. The Presbytery unani- 
mously approved the request and appointed a commission to complete the 
organization. The Church was formally organized on November 16, 1952 
at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and 96 members were received 
on that day. The following week the congregation elected its first Elders 
and Deacons and adopted the name, "Starmount Presbyterian Church." 

Regular Worship Services began on Sunday, January 1953 in the First 
Moravian Church. On February 1, 1953 Dr. Frank R. Elder, a retired 
minister from Cincinnati, Ohio, came to serve as Temporary Supply until 
a Pastor could be secured. He continued his very able service through July 
1953. During his ministry the Church moved into its own building on 
March 29, 1953 when regular Sunday School and Church Services were 
held each Sunday morning. At the time of the Dedication of the building 
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On August 1, 1953 the Reverend Allen C. McSween became the Pastor 
of the Church. As the Church grew it became evident that additional build- 
ing v^ould be necessary, and additional property essential. On January 1, 
1954 the Church received, as a gift from J. P. Stevens and Company, a 
lot adjacent to the church pro^^erty with 200 feet fronting on West Market 
Street. The lot increased by 50% the size of the church property. 

In July 1954 the Church purchased the house and lot at 304 Waverly 
Way for a manse. 

In March 1956 construction was begun on an Educational Building which 
was to house the Children's Division of the Sunday School and the Church 
Offices. 

In August of the same year the Church called its first Director of Edu- 
cation, Miss Mildred Mallard. The Educational Building was dedicated on 
November 16, 1956, the Fourth Anniversary of the Organization of the 
Church. At that time the Church membership was 533 and the Sunday 
School membership was 489. 

In November 1961 construction was begun on the final phase of the Edu- 
cational Building connecting all the buildings. This new construction in- 
cludes adequate facilities for the Youth Division and a Fellowship Hall in 
addition to an expansion of the Children's Division. Extensive remodeling 
of the original building has made available adequate facilities for the Adult 
Division. The congregation plans to dedicate the new building on Novem- 
ber 18, 1962, the Tenth Anniversary of the organization of the Church. The 
building of a sanctuary has not yet been undertaken. Since November 1953 
two Morning Worship Services have been held each Sunday. 

Since its organization the Starmount Church has received 285 members 
on profession of faith and 859 by certificate. There are 858 members on 
roll at present. The Sunday School enrollment is 843. 



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MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE 
THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHTH STATED 
MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

STARMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

November 6, 1962 

The Adjourned Meeting of the Three Hundred Eighty-Eighth 
Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. Earl Woodall, at 9:30 A. M. on November 6, 
1962 in the Starmount Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
The Moderator led the Presbytery in prayer. 

ROLL 

The roll v^as taken as follov^s and a quorum v^as declared 
present : 



MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Harry Barnett Broadway 

Salem 

Irving E. Birdseye Guilford Park 

Ben F. Brown D. Max Coble Alamance 

C. D. Caldwell 

Charles W. Coats Little River 

R. Don Carson Gabe Holmes Sanford First 

William M. Currie Harvey W. Sellars Greensboro First 

Jack Dail Trinity 

John L. Davis, II Vandalia 

Horace C. Douty 

John E. Eliason Hope View 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick Dogwood Acres 

Mac Foust Gulf 

Cumnock 
Farmville 

Joseph M. Garrison D. W. Russell Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Sedgefield 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr.... Harry Smith Buffalo (G) 

Jack W. Heintzleman Bethlehem 

Efland 

Marion S. Huske 

George H. V. Hunter, Jr..H. C. McPherson Randolph 

John E. Kimbirl J. M. Hinshaw Bessemer 

William E. Lytch Bethesda 

Yanceyville 

William E. Massey, Jr. . .W. H. Young Cross Roads 

Jerry C. McCann William M. Wallace St. Paul 

Charles McNutt D. A. McLauchlin Northside 

Allen C. McSween Starmount 

J. William Orders Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

T. Henry Patterson Madison 



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Douglas L. Paulson 

Z. T. Piephoff Bethany 

W. W. Peters R. E. Stratford Graham 

W. Clark Porter, III Eno 

Fairfield 

Burton Sherrod East Burlington 

Carl H. Stark, Jr Piedmont 

R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas J. A. Whitfield Hawfields 

Edward 0. Thornburg 

William D. Varker Westminster 

James H. Wade L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup Buffalo (L) 

John C. Whitley Leaksville First 

John A. Womeldorf Paul W. Craven Brentwood 

Earl H. Woodall Paul G. Boone Bethel 

James E. Wood Riverview 

William J. Wrenn, Jr. ... Neal Broach Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Charles B. Yeargan Springwood 

Clark C. Burrith Faith 

Charles Plummer Forest Hills 

Charles W. Perry High Point First 

Talmage M. Jobe Mebane 

G. C. Wrenn, M. D Siler City 

J. K. Brothers Springwood 



CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Asheboro First, Bethany, Bethesda, Bethlehem, Black Memorial, Broad- 
way, Buffalo (L), Burlington First, Chapel Hill, Cumnock, Crestwood, 
Dogwood Acres, East Burlington, Edgewood, Efland, El-Bethel, Eno, 
Euphronia, Fairfield, Faith, Farmville, Forest Hills, Goldston, Glenwood, 
Greenwood, Gulf, Guilford Park, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, Joyce, 
Leaksville First, Madison, Meadowside, Mt. Vernon Springs, Morning- 
side, New Hope, Oakview, Piedmont, Pocket, Pittsboro, Red House, Reids- 
ville First, Riverview, Salem, Sedgefield, Smyrna, Speedwell, Starmount, 
Stony Creek, Stoneville, Trinity, Vandalia, Wentworth, Westminster, 
Westview, White Hill, Yanceyville. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner. 

1. Requests to be excused from this meeting of Presbytery were received 
from Rev. L. W. Avent, Rev. Eugene Boelte, Rev. William Brown, 
Rev. Eric McQuitty, Rev. Roy Patteson, and Dr. Roy Watts. The 
requests were granted. 

2. Request from Rev. Douglas Paulson that the pastoral relationship 
between him and the Siler City Church be dissolved and that he be 
granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery for one 
year as Temporary Supply of the West Avenue Church in Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery effective October 31, 1962. An Elder from the Siler 
City Church was heard in reference to this request. He stated that 
the Siler City Church by official action concurred in the request. The 
request was granted. 



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3. Request from Rev. Edward Thornburg that his previous request that 
he be divested of office be set aside. The request was granted. 

A motion was passed that since Rev. Edward Thornburg has joined 
the New England Association of Congregational Christian Churches, 
without first requesting Orange Presbytery to dismiss him to this 
Communion, which we recognize to be a true branch of the Church 
of Christ, that we cite and record this irregularity as covered by 
paragraph 111-3 BCO and that further, according to the above cited 
paragraph, we withdraw from him all authority to exercise Office 
derived from this church, the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

4. Request from Rev. Horace Douty that he be dismissed to the Pres- 
bytery of Lexington effective January 1, 1963 in order that he may 
accept a call to the Culpeper Presbyterian Church. The request was 
granted. 

5. Receipt of Dismission Certificate for G. W. Hampton from Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery acknowledged. 

HILLVIEW COMMISSION 

Rev. John Whitley, Chairman of the Commission, requested 
that the Judicial Commission to investigate the situation at 
the Hillview Presbyterian Church be granted extended time 
for this investigation and report back to Orange Presbytery 
at the Winter Meeting on January 17, 1963. The request was 
granted. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The following recommendation of the Council was adopted, 

"That the Presbytery approve the request of the congregation of the 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, made to the Council on October 11th, 
1962, that it be permitted to relocate its church at the N.E. corner 
of Veterans Drive and Williamson Road." 

HISTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY COMMITTEE 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee on the His- 
tory or Orange Presbytery to work with Dr. R. H. Stone in 
preparing a history of Orange Presbytery in compliance with 
the action of Presbytery meeting in its 386th Stated Session, 
April 19, 1962 at the First Church, Greensboro, N. C. : 

Mr. Charles W. Perry, Chairman, Rev. Marion S. Huske, Rev. W. M. 
Baker, and Dr. T. Henry Patterson. 

ELDER ENROLLMENT CARDS 

Presbytery adopted a motion that the Presbytery of Orange 
concur with the ruling found in the Book of Church Order, 
Chapter 16, Paragraph 3, stating that 

"Each Ruling Elder before being enrolled as a member of Presbytery 
shall present a certificate of Commission from the Session of the Church 
which he represents, similar to that required by the General Assembly . . 

and that Presbytery not waive this requirement as is its 
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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. W. W. Peters, Chairman. The report 
with its recommendation was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Starmount Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
November 6, 1962 

The congregtion of the Buffalo (G) Church has called the Rev. Gray W. 
Hampton, Jr., as pastor. Terms of the call are as follows : 

(a) Salary $6,000 a year 

(b) Free use of manse 

(c) 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

(d) One month vacation 

(e) Car allowance $840 a year 

(f) Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits for pastor 
and family 

(g) Moving cost from Charlotte, N. C, to manse 

RECOMMENDATION 

That the call of the Buffalo (G) Church to the Rev. Gray W. Hampton, 
Jr., be approved and placed in his hands after his having signed the 
Book of Ministerial Obligations, and that a commission be appointed to 
install him as pastor of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William W. Peters, Chairman 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. William Varker, Chairman. He pre- 
sented Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr. to the Presbytery and 
proceeded to his examination. He was examined in Experi- 
mental Religion by the Moderator; on his views in Theology 
by Rev. William Orders; on his views in the Sacraments by 
Rev. George Hunter ; and on his views in Church Government 
by Rev. William Currie. The examinations were sustained as 
satisfactory in their several parts and as a whole. He signed 
the Book of Ministerial Obligations and was enrolled as a 
member of Orange Presbytery. The Moderator placed in his 
hands and he accepted the Call to the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. Mr. Harry 
M. Clark was elected Chairman of the Council of Orange 
Presbytery. 



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MANUAL CHANGE 

The following was received as a suggested Manual change and 
docketed for the next meeting of Presbytery : 

That the Manual of Orange Presbytery in the Section on the Com- 
mission On the Minister and His Work relative to the dissolving of 
pastoral relationships be changed to read, "The Commission shall 
have the authority to dissolve pastoral relationships and to dismiss 
ministers to other Presbyteries within the General Assembly only 
v^hen a minister has received a call from another church or other 
church courts within the bounds of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. and when his church or churches have concurred with him in 
requesting that his pastoral relationship be dissolved." 

INSTALLATrONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Commission to install Rev. Gray Hampton, Jr. as Pastor of 
Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. on Sunday, 
December 9, 1962, at 7 :30 P. M. 

Rev. William Peters to preside and propound questions 

Dr. Holmes Rolston to preach the sermon 

Mr. Charles Kerchner to charge the congregation 

Rev. Charles McNutt to charge the pastor 

Rev. William Orders to offer the prayer 

Mr. Moir Ayers 

Mr. Otis Osbourne 

Presbytery adopted a recommendation of Rev. Gray Hampton 
to invite Dr. Holmes Rolston to be a participant in the service. 

VISITOR 

Rev. T. B. Ruff, Mecklenburg Presbytery, was introduced and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

MEMORIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED, Dr. R. J. McMulien 

The Moderator took notice of the death of Dr. R. J. McMullen 
since the last meeting of Presbytery and appointed Rev. Vance 
Barron to prepare a memorial to Dr. McMullen. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved and Pres- 
bytery adjourned v^ith prayer by the Moderator. 

Earl Woodall, Moderator 
Jerry McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linv^ood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINTH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 

January 24, 1963 

The Three Hundred Eighty-Ninth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by Dr. Ben F. Brown, the imme- 
diate past moderator, at 9 : 30 A. M. in the Presbyterian Church, 
Chapel Hill, N. C. on Thursday, January 24, 1963. He intro- 
duced Rev. Gray Hampton who led the devotional. 

After the singing of 'Tight the Good Fight," Mr. Hampton 
led the Presbytery in prayer. He read selected portions of 
II Timothy, Chapters 3 and 4 and delivered a message on the 
topic, "Keeping the Faith." 

Dr. Vance Barron read a memorial to the late Dr. R. J. Mc- 
Mullen. Following a memorial prayer by Dr. Barron the Pres- 
bytery sang, ''For All The Saints Who From Their Labors Rest." 
A motion was adopted that the memorial be admitted to record 
as follows and the original be sent to Mrs. R. J. McMullen by 
Dr. Barron : 

MEMORIAL TO ROBERT JOHNSTON McMULLEN — 1884-1962 

The Presbytery of Orange has asked me to present the memorial to 
Dr. Robert Johnston McMullen, whose sudden death on October 26, 1962 
removed him from our visible fellowship. Perhaps it is fitting that this 
honor should fall to me, for I received much from the ministry of this 
great servant of God; but who is adequate for the task of presenting a 
fitting tribute for this remarkable man? Even a summary statement of 
his accomplishments and service would require many pages. Here we shall 
note only the highlights of his far reaching ministry. 

Dr. McMullen was pre-eminently a missionary, and most of his ministry 
was devoted to the people of China. There he served as an evangelistic 
missionary, as seminary professor, and as President of Hangchow Uni- 
versity. In these positions, and others, he identified himself with the cul- 
ture in which he lived, seeking to serve the needs of the people in the name 
and spirit of Jesus Christ. The naming of but a few of his other positions 
will indicate the extent to which this was true: Member of the Shanghai 
Municipal Council, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the General 
Hospital, Chairman of the Relief Committee. From 1912 to 1941 he headed 
various flood and famine relief projects, for which service he was awarded 
numerous medals and official citations by the National Government of 
China. 

In 1943 Dr. McMullen was imprisoned by the invading Japanese army, 
an ordeal which he and Mrs. McMullen endured without any bitterness. 
Returning to this country after his release, he was elected to serve as 



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President of Centre College, his Alma Mater. We should say here, ''one 
of his Alma Maters," for Dr. McMullen held, in addition to undergraduate 
and honorary degrees from Centre, five earned graduate degrees from five 
of our most distinguished educational institutions. 

Within three years he relinquished this post in order to again enter the 
service of the people of China; this time as Executive Secretary of the 
United Board for Christian Colleges in China. This position he held, in 
New York City, until his retirement in 1951. It was in that year that the 
McMullens moved to Chapel Hill, and thus began his association with 
Orange Presbytery and The Presbyterian Church of Chapel Hill. It was 
in this setting that we knew him and it is to his life and service here that 
we wish to pay our grateful tribute. 

Why did Dr. McMullen choose this time and this place for his retire- 
ment? Perhaps he was seeking a place where he could rest from his labors 
and enjoy the life of an academic community, without the burden of re- 
sponsibilities. As someone has said, however: "Man proposes; but God 
disposes." In the light of later events, some might say that his coming here 
when he did was a fortunate circumstance ; but those of staunch Caivinist 
persuasions would surely say: '*He was a man sent from God to serve God's 
purposes here." 

At any rate, whatever dreams Dr. McMullen may have cherished about 
a "peaceful retirement" were quickly dispelled. He was scarcely settled in 
his home here when there erupted what soon came to be known far and 
wide as "the Chapel Hill situation." 

It is neither necessary nor proper for us to review here the painful 
experiences of those months which followed. Suffice it to say that those 
were times of suffering and heartbreak for many; and that they were times 
when the continued existence of the Presbyterian Church here hung in the 
precarious balance. 

It was the presence of Dr. McMullen which shifted this balance favor- 
ably. As one who has had opportunity to study those events carefully, and 
with some objectivity, I do not hesitate to say that it was Dr. McMullen 
who saved this Church for its present and future ministry of this strategic 
place. 

On being appointed interim Pastor, he began to rally the scattered rem- 
nants of the Congregation. As one member expressed it: "He stood up in 
our midst, and suddenly we became a Church!" Like Nehemiah of old, hs 
worked night and day to "rebuild the shattered walls of Jerusalem," and 
by his own faith and courage gave heart to a disheartened people. While 
serving as Pastor, without salary, he organized an Evangelism Committee, 
and himself made hundreds of house calls. As a result of these efforts, and 
of the kind of leadership which he was providing, more members were re- 
ceived during his brief pastorate than were lost during the upheaval. 

When I was called to this pastorate in July of 1954 the first thing I did 
was to seek a conference with Dr. McMullen. His faith in this Congre- 
gation and its future greatly influenced my decision to accept the challenge 
of this call. As it turned out, that first meeting was prophetic, for in all 
of our subsequent association, which was very close. Dr. McMullen was 
always encouraging and supportive of my ministry. 

The role of a former Pastor, continuing to live on in the parish, may be 
a difficult one, both for him and for his successor. Many times the new 
Pastor has had reason to regard the old Pastor as a liability; but Dr. 
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into a splendid asset! All of the love and admiration which flowed to him 
from the Congregation, he somehow managed to channel into loyalty to 
and support of the new Pastor. With genuine humility he accepted me as 
his own Pastor, and by his obvious confidence made it easier for others to 
follow my leadership. In our personal relationships he was always a warm 
and trusted counsellor, when such counsel was sought; yet he never once 
sought to offer advice which was not solicited. Our relationship was a 
source of joy and strength to me, and I count the friendship of this man 
as one of the rare treasures of my life. 

This wholesome attitude of Dr. McMullen's made it possible for him to 
continue his ministry in the life of this Congregation. His teaching of the 
Scriptures fed the minds and spirits of many of this flock. His ability as 
an interpreter, plus the qualities of his personal life, made a profound and 
lasting impression. He had the attainments of great scholarship, with a 
mind that continued to seek and to learn. He had the deep convictions of 
the Saints, yet was always seeking a better understanding of what he be- 
lieved. He was rich in years and experience, but, refusing to live only in 
the past, he was, like the Apostle Paul, always "Pressing forward to those 
things which lie ahead." It is indeed remarkable that he, without holding 
any official position, was regarded by many as the first citizen of Chapel 
Hill! 

When we were called to gather for Dr. McMullen's funeral services last 
October, those of us who knew how much he had worked and prayed for the 
new sanctuary could not help feeling sad that he had been called home 
before he could share in that first service, just two weeks hence. But what 
we knew of Dr. McMullen would not permit us to hold such thoughts for 
long. Realizing that he had been called to enter the real house, the real 
presence of God, of which this sanctuary is but a poor symbol, we soon 
found ourselves giving praise and thanks to God for the life of this 
wonderful servant. 

What greater tribute can be paid to any man than this — that his life 
enabled us to perceive the source of all life; that his memory moves us to 
give praise and thanks to God, who alone gives us the victory over sin 
and death, and who redeems and preserves the lives of his servants! 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins C. V. Yarbrough Edgewood 

Lee W. Adkins 

Tom B. Anderson Richard A. Fewell Burlington First 

Lawrence W. Avent Milton W. Lindbery Crestwood 

Harry Barnett Vernon Stevens Broadway 

Robert W. Dalrymple .... Salem 

Irving E. Birdseye J. W. Thompson, Jr Guilford Park 

Eugene J. Boelte D. Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

Coy Bovender B. B. Sharpe Shiloh 

Ben F. Brown George A. Allred Alamance 

William Brown Clark C. Burritt Faith 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

Sam S. Cappel John Latta Mebane 

R. Don Carson Walton Sugg Sanford First 



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Charles W. Coats . 
John S. Cook 
William M. Currie 

John R. Dail 

John L. Davis .... 
F. Marion Dick 
John Eliason 
Charles Fitzpatrick 
M. M. Foust 



Joseph M. Garrison . 
Gray W. Hampton, Jr, 
Jack W. Heintzleman 



Sam R. Hope . . . . 
George Hunter 
Marion S. Huske 
John E. Kimbirl . 
William E. Lytch 



Marion J. Murray . . 
Jerry C. McCann . . . 
Charles W. McNutt . 
Kay M. Misenheimer 
J. William Orders . . 
Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 
T. Henry Patterson 

W. S. Patterson 
William W. Peters . . 
Z. T. Piephoff , Sr. . . . 
Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. . . , 
W. Clark Porter, III 



A. V. Ray 

H. M. Raynal 

Waldo P. Robertson 
Burton Sherrod . . . 
Harry E. Smith 

Sam C. Smith 

John P. Stephenson 
R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas 

James S. R. Tippens 
William D. Varker 
James H. Wade . 
J. W. Walkup . . 
James J. Watkins 
Roy E. Watts . . . 
John Whitley . . . 
John A. Womeldorf 
James E. Wood .... 
Marshall Woodson 
W. T. Wrenn, Jr. . . . 

Charles B. Yeargan 



Howard Gray Little River 

W. Houston Hendrix .... Greensboro First 

Samuel S. Webb Trinity 

C. C. O'Brien Vandalia 

R. L. McKenzie Dogwood Acres 

Frank Seagroves Farmville 

Ernest Cole Gulf 

Robert Proctor Church of Covenant 

John T. Jones Buffalo (G) 

Howard McAdams Efland 

C. P. Jones Bethlehem 

W. E. Wyche Forest Hills 

Lacy Smith, Sr Bessemer 

C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

Gordon Dalrymple Jonesboro 

Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Willard G. Wilson Northside 

Harry M. Clark Westview 

W. H. Rogers Memorial 

J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

J. Bennie Joyce Madison 

Moyer Martin Joyce 

A. Buryl Hinshaw Graham 

W. Reynolds Shoffner .... Bethany 

W. R. Gray Asheboro First 

J. W. Tolar Eno 

Ray Ketner Fairfield 

Victor King Morningside 

Nick Johnson East Burlington 

J. B. Balsley, Jr Reidsville First 

C. D. Taylor Glenwood 

R. C. Mebane Hawfields 

Robah Neelley Westminster 

Joseph Hughes Hillsboro 

Gilbert Kelly Buffalo (L) 

Howard Wilson White Hill 

Earnest H. McCall High Point First 

Clinton J. Frank, Jr Leaksville First 

Cabell Nimball Riverview 

C. F. Smith Griers 

W. B. McCain Pleasant Grove 

H. A. Bradsher, Sr Springwood 

Paul G. Boone Bethel 

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James A. Roney Cross Roads 

Paul Evans, Sr El Bethel 

James Campbell Euphronia 

J. T. Bradsher Milton 

W. W. Barker New Hope 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

John C. Barnwell Piedmont 

C. B. Ellis Pocket 

W. 0. Smith Red House 

Frank E. Stump Sedgefield 

R. W. Vann Siler City 

C. L. Booker Speedwell 

Robert H. Hood Starmount 

T. M. Perry St. Andrews 

H. J. Thiel Stony Creek 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Brentwood, Cumnock, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, Meadow- 
side, Pittsboro, Randolph, Smyrna, Stoneville, Wentworth. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Pastor of the Guilford Park Church 
was elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. Jack Heintzleman 
and Rev. Charles Coats were elected temporary clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Dr. Carl Brown, Elder of the Chapel Hill Church, extended a 
warm welcome to Presbytery to meet in the new and beautiful 
sanctuary of the Chapel Hill Church for this meeting. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDERS 

Was presented by Dr. Vance Barron. He took this opportunity 
to give an additional word of welcome and explain the symbol- 
ism of the sanctuary. The docket as amended was adopted as 
follows : 

DOCKET 

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Thursday, January 24, 1963, 9:30 A.M. 

THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. 

9:30 A.M. Call to Order — Ben F. Brown (Immediate Past Moderator) 

Opening Worship — Rev, Gray Hampton, Minister, Buffalo (G) 
Church 

Memorial — Dr. R. J. McMullen — Dr. Vance Barron 
10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerks. (Rev. Irving E. 



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Birdseye, Moderator in nomination) 
Address of Welcome — Dr. Carl Brown 
Report of Committee on Orders — Dr. Vance Barron 
Introduction of Visiting brethren 
Communications and Announcements 

(a) Presbyterian Development Fund (10 Minutes) Dr. Tom 
Anderson 

(b) Presbytery Boundary Change Proposal 

(c) Request for changes in terms of Ministers' calls 

(d) Certificate of Dismission of a Minister received 

(e) Requests for Pastoral Dissolution 
10:45 A.M. Recess Period 

11:00 A.M. Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

Appointment of Special Committees vi 

1. Installations 

2. Records and Amendments to Book of Church Order 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK— Elder 

H. P. Morrison, Chairman 

(Rev. Samuel C. Smith, First Church, Reidsville and Rev. 

Middleton Raynal, Morningside Church, to be received) 
Committee on Examinations — Rev. W. D. Varker, Chairman 
Committee on Installations — Rev. Lawrence Avent, Chairman 

11:45 A.M. World Missions Committee — Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Chairman 
Address: Rev. Earl S. King, Jr., Missionary to Congo 

12:15 P.M. Examinations of Sessional Records — Elder, Charles E. Kerch- 
ner, Chairman 

12:45 P.M. Recess for lunch 

1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

COMMITTEES AND COUNCIL REPORTING: 

1. Nominations Committee — Election of the Class of 1965 
(two members) 

2. Campus Christian Life — Rev. William Brown, Chairman 

3. Christian Education Committee — Rev. Sam N. Thomas, 
Chairman 

4. Council of Orange Presbytery — Mr. Floyd Hendley, Chair- 
man 

5. Trustees of Orange Presbytery — Mr. C. Fred Carlson, 
Chairman 

6. Church Extension Committee — Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

7. Judicial Commission, Re: Hillview Presbyterian Church — 
Rev. John C. Whitley, Chairman 

8. Nominations Committee, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 
Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly, 

April 25, 1963 4:00 P.M. First Church Huntington, W. Va. 

9. Courtesy Committee report 
Election of a Moderator Nominee 



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Manual Change — Second reading, Re: Pastoral Dissolution by Commission 

on the Minister and His Work 
Unfinished business 
New business 

Reading and correcting minutes 

Adjournment — Time and place of next meeting — (April 18, 1963 — Madison 
Church, Madison, N. C.) 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. H. M. Raynal of Concord Presbytery, Rev. Samuel Smith 
of Bethel Presbytery, and Rev. Earl S. King of Montgomery 
Presbytery and a member of our Congo Mission were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. Request of Rev. Tom Anderson to speak on the Presbyterian Develop- 
ment Fund. The request was granted and Mr. Anderson informed the 
Presbytery about the Development Fund and announced the Kick-Off 
Dinner for February 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Greensboro, He appealed for a full representation from 
each church of the Presbytery. 

2. Letter from Dr. R. H. Stone on proposed boundary changes. Received 
as information. 

3. Certificate of Dismission for H. M. Raynal from Concord Presbytery 
and for Samuel C. Smith, from Bethel Presbytery, were received. 

4. Requests for changes in terms of Pastor's Calls were granted as 
follows : 

a. Glenwood 

Salary— $4500 to $4800 

Car Allowance— $800 to $1200 

Manse utilities— $500-$600 

b. Brentwood 

Salary— $4500.00 to $5,100.00 

c. Graham 
Salary— $6,600.00 

d. Guilford Park 
Salary— $7,000.00 

e. Memorial 
Salary— $4,860.00 

f. Shiloh 

Salary— $4,800.00 to $5,300.00 

g. St. Paul 
Salary— $4,500.00 

Car Allowance— $800.00 
Free use of Manse 

71/2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
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h. Westminster 

Salary— $5,400.00 to $6,000.00 

5. Certificates of Reception receipts for Rev. William E. Massey, Jr., 
from Fayetteville Presbytery and Rev. Carl H. Stark from Norfolk 
Presbytery were recorded. 

6. Request from Rev. Harry F. Barnett that the pastoral relation be- 
tween him and the Broadway and Salem churches be dissolved that he 
might accept a call to the Crossroads Church, A representative from 
the Broadway and Salem churches stated that the churches concurred 
with Mr. Barnett in this request. The request was granted. 

7. Invitation of the Madison Church to entertain the April Meeting of 
Presbytery. The invitation was accepted. 

8. Requests for excuses from this meeting of Presbytery from: Rev. 
W. M. Baker, Dr. John A. Redhead, Rev. Sam Fudge, Dr. W. T. 
Thompson, Dr. Allen C. McSween, Rev. F. S. Johnston, Rev. J. S. 
Jones and Rev. Walter Goodman. Also requests for excuses from the 
afternoon session from: Rev. John Eliason, Rev. John Stephenson, 
Dr. Ben F. Brown and Dr. R. H. Stone. The requests were granted. 

9. Request from Dr. Ben F. Brown for permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery during June, July, and August 1963 in order 
that he may exchange pastorates with the Rev. Robert S. Ferguson, 
First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee, County Autrim, North Ire- 
land, and that Mr. Ferguson be granted permission to labor in the 
Alamance Church during the same period. The request was granted. 

10. Letter from Chaplain Gerald Reiff . Portions of the letter were read 
and it was received as information. 

11. Proposed overture to the General Assembly on the time of ordination. 
It was placed in the hands of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

12. Letter from the Chapel Hill Church expressing gratitude for the me- 
morial gift from Presbytery in memory of Dr. R. J. McMuUen. It was 
received as information. 

13. Request of Dr. Marshall S. Woodson for permission to labor outside 
the bounds of Presbytery as interim pastor of the Westminster 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, Mecklenburg Presbytery. The request was 
granted. 

14. The Minutes of Commission to install Rev. Cliff'ord Caldwell, Rev, 
Gray W. Hampton, Rev. Roy K. Patteson, and Rev. Charles B. Year- 
gan were received and admitted to record as follows : 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CLIFFORD D. CALDWELL 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the First Presbyterian Church, High Point on November 13, 1962 
at 7 p.m. and was convened with prayer by Rev. Roy E. Watts. Members 
present: Rev. Lawrence W. Avent, Rev. William D. Varker, Rev. Roy E. 
Watts and Elders P. Hunter Dalton, Sr., H. P. Morrison, and J. Ed Pleas- 
ants. A quorum was present and Elder J. E. Pleasants was elected clerk. 
Rev. Roy E. Watts presided in the Worship Service. Rev. William D. 
Varker preached the Sermon on the text John 4:24 entitled ''What Is God 
Doing?" Rev. Roy E. Watts recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
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tion. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell was 
installed as Associate Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of High 
Point according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Mr. H. P. Morri- 
son delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Lawrence W. Avent to 
the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
new.y installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. Lawrence W. Avent. 

J. Ed Pleasants, Clerk 

Rev. Roy E. Watts, Moderator 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. GRAY W. HAMPTON, JR. 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Buffalo (G) Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on December 9, 
1962 at 7:00 p.m. and was convened with prayer by Elder Charles E. Kerch- 
ner. Members present: Dr. Holmes Rolston, Sr. (Hanover Presbytery), Rev. 
W. W. Peters, Rev. Charles W. McNutt and Rev. William Orders, and Elders 
Charles E. Kerchner, Otis Osborne, Harry R. Smith and Moir M. Ayers. A 
quorum was present and Elder Moir M. Ayers was elected clerk. Rev. W. W. 
Peters presided in the Worship Service. Dr. Holmes Rolston preached the 
Sermon on the text Acts 1:6-11 entitled "The Marks of the New Testament 
Testimony." Rev. W. W. Peters recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congrega- 
tion. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Jr. 
was installed as Minister of the Buffalo Church in Greensboro according 
to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. Rev. Charles W. McNutt 
delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Charles E. Kerchner to 
the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. W. W. Peters. 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Moderator 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Clerk, Moderator 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. ROY K. PATTESON, JR. 

The Commission appointed to install the Rev. Roy K. Patteson, Jr., Pas- 
tor of the Mt. Vernon Springs and Pittsboro Churches, met at the Mt. 
Vernon Springs Church, October 21, 1962 at 7:00 p.m. Wade Barber was 
elected clerk. Those present were Rev. William Orders, Rev. Kay Misen- 
heimer. Rev. Sam Fudge and Elders Wade Barber, Hoyt Scott and Gabe 
Holmes. 

The Commission moved into the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. for the Installa- 
tion Service. The Rev. Sam Fudge presided in the worship service. Rev. 
William Orders preached the sermon from the text Luke 14:15-24 entitled 
"God's Invitation." The Chairman recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
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gregation. These being answered in the affirmative the Rev. Roy K. Patte- 
son, Jr. was declared Pastor of the Mt. Vernon Springs and Pittsboro 
Chuches according to Book of Church Order Par. 27-6 and 7. 

The Rev. Kay Misenheimer gave the charge to the Minister and Elder 
Gabe Holmes to the Congregation. The service was concluded with the 
Benediction pronounced by the newly installed pastor, Rev. Roy Patteson. 

The minutes were read and approved and after a prayer by Rev. Sam 
Fudge the commission was adjourned. 

Rev. Sam Fudge, Moderator 
Wade Barber, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES B. YEARGAN 

The Commission to install Rev. Charles B. Yeargan as Pastor of the 
Springwood Presbyterian Church met at the Church at 7:15 p.m. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. Coy Bovender. Those present were Rev. Coy 
Bovender, Rev. Kay Misenheimer, Rev. Earl Woodall and Elders C. T. Mc- 
Nary, Henry Bradsher and B. H. Wolfe. Elder B. H. Wolfe was elected 
clerk. 

Rev. Coy Bovender presided over the service in the church and Rev. Kay 
Misenheimer preached the sermon using as his scripture Ephesians 5 and 
spoke on the analogy of the new minister as married to the church. Rev. Coy 
Bovender propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the 
Congregation. These having been answered in the affirmative Rev. Charles 
Yeargan was declared Pastor of the Springwood Presbyterian Church ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order Par. 27-6. Elder C. T. McNary gave 
the installation prayer. Rev. Earl Woodall gave the charge to the Minister 
and Elder B. H. Wolfe to the Congregation. The service was concluded with 
the benediction pronounced by the newly installed Pastor, Rev. Charles 
Yeargan, and the congregation gave him the right hand of fellowship. 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. Earl Woodall. 

Rev. Coy Bovender, Moderator 
B. H. Wolfe, Clerk 

RECESS PERIOD 

Presbytery recessed for fifteen minutes. 
APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. BILLS AND OVERTURES 
Rev. Harry Smith 

Rev. R. Don Carson 
Elder R. W. Vann 

2. COURTESY 

Rev. Kay Misenheimer 
Elder Victor King 
Elder Joseph P. Hughes 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. INSTALLATIONS 
Rev. John Kimbirl 
Rev. Harry Barnett 
Rev. William Wrenn 



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2. RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 
Rev. James Tippens 
Elder Robert Hood 
Rev. Eugene Boelte 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was given by Rev. W. W. Peters. The report and the recom- 
mendations were adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 

January 24, 1963 

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 

I. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1962: 

Bethel Meadowside 

Black Memorial Oakview*** 

Cross Roads Piedmont 

El Bethel Siler City* 

Goldston Speedwell 

Haywood Stoneville 

Hillview Stony Creek*** 

Joyce** St. Andrews 

* Served by Interim Supply 

** Served by Stated Supply 

***Served by Student Supply 

n. MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING AS PASTORS OF 
CHURCH AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1962: 

1. W. M. Baker, H. R. Mebane 

2. J. T. Brothers, Student, St. Andrews, Scotland 

3. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., P. Exec. Sec, Greensboro, N. C. 

4. F. Marion Dick, H. R., McLeansville, N. C. 

5. A. P. Dickson, H. R., Plumtree, N. C. 

6. J. O. Howell, Teacher, Fitzgerald, Ga, 

7. Marion S. Huske, H. R., Charlotte, N. C. 

8. Frank S. Johnston, H. R., Wilmington, N. C. 

9. J. S. Jones, H. R., Lakeland, Fla. 

10. John H. Leith, Professor, Richmond, Va. 

11. H. R. McFadyen, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

12. J. M. Millard, H. R., Greensboro, N. C. 

13. W. S. Patterson, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

14. Douglas Paulson, 1438 Lilac Lane, Charlotte, N. C. 

15. Gerald Reiff, Chaplain, Comdesron, San Francisco, Calif. APO 

16. W. P. Robertson, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

17. R. B. Rock, H. R., Broadway, N. C. 

18. W. M. Rice, Infirmed, Greensboro, N. C. 

19. L. B. Schenck, Teacher, Davidson, N. C. 

20. D. Hilton Seals, M. D., Svlva, N. C. 

21. Harry Smith, Mins. to Stu. Box 505, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

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23. James S. R. Tippens, Program Director C.N.H. Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, 
N. C. 

24. W. T. Thompson, H. R., Richmond, Va. 

25. W. H. Westerfield, H. R., Danville, Va. 

26. Marshall Scott Woodson, Interim Supply, Trinity Ch., Charlotte, 
N. C. 

27. John S. Cook, H. R., Spray, N. C. 

III. Under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission in the following 
matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. At a called meeting on November 26, 1962 the Rev. Carl S. Stark, 
Jr., appeared before the Commission with the request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Piedmont Presby- 
terian Church, Burlington, N. C, be dissolved as of December 1, 
1962 and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the Pres- 
bytery of Norfolk, in order that he might accept the call of the 
Presbytery of Norfolk to build a new Church in the Norfolk area. 
Ruling Elder Doc Coleman reported that at a duly called congre- 
gational meeting the congregation reluctantly concurred with Mr. 
Stark's request. The request was granted and the Executive Sec- 
retary was requested to send a letter of commendation with the 
Certificate of Transfer. The pulpit of the Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church was declared vacant as of December 1, 1962. 

2. At a called meeting on November 26, 1962 the Rev. Earl Woodall 
appeared before the Commission with the request that the pastoral 
relationship between himself and the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
McLeansville, N. C. be dissolved as of December 1, 1962, and that 
he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Lex- 
ington in order that he might accept the call of the Mount Carmel 
Presbyterian Church, Steels Tavern, Va. Ruling Elder, Paul Boone 
reported that at a duly called congregational meeting the congre- 
gation reluctantly concurred with Mr. Woodall's request for the 
pastoral dissolution. The request was granted and the Executive 
Secretary was requested to send a letter of commendation with the 
Certificate of Transfer. The pulpit of the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church was declared vacant as of December 1, 1962. 

3. At a regular meeting of the Commission on December 4, 1962, the 
Rev. Eric McQuitty appeared before the Commission with the re- 
qest that the pastoral relationship between himself and the El 
Bethel Presbyterian Church, Route 1, Reidsville, N. C, be dissolved 
as of December 27, 1962 and that he be granted a Certificate of 
Transfer to the Presbytery of Bluestone in order that he might 
accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill, W, Va. 
Ruling Elder William Chambers stated that at a duly called con- 
gregational meeting the congregation reluctantly concurred with 
Mr. McQuitty's request for the pastoral dissolution. The request 
was granted and the pulpit of the El Bethel Presbyterian Church 
was declared vacant as of December 27, 1962. 

IV. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has examined 
the following calls and found them in order: 

1. The Session of the Milton Presbyterian Church has requested that 
the service of the Rev. J. A. Boyd, as Stated Supply, be extended 
for a period of one year, January 1, 1963 to December 31, 1963. 
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a. Salary— $2,750.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance — $400.00 a year 

f. V2 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the pastor and his family 

2. The Session of the Red House Presbyterian Church has requested 
that the service of the Rev. J. A. Boyd, as Stated Supply, be ex- 
tended for a period of one year, January 1, 1963. Terms of call are 
as follows: 

a. Salary— $1,800.00 a year 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance — $400.00 a year 

f. V2 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
Policy for the pastor and his family 

3. The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, 
N. C. has called as pastor the Reverend Samuel C. Smith of the 
Presbytery of Bethel. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. a. Salary— $6,900.00 (includes Social Security) 

b. Free use of manse 

c. Utilities in the manse up to $600.00 a year 

d. Automobile allowance — $800.00 annually 

e. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

f. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits Policy for 
the pastor and his family 

g. One month vacation 

h. Cost of moving from Lancaster, S. C, to the manse in Reids- 
ville 

4. The Congregation of the Morningside Presbyterian Church, San- 
ford, N. C, has called as pastor the Reverend H. Middleton Raynal 
of the Presbytery of Concord. Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary — $4,500 annually 

b. Free use of manse 

c. Automobile allowance — $800.00 annually 

d. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits Policy for 
the pastor and his family. 

f. One month vacation 

g. Cost of moving from Concord, N. C, to the manse of Morn- 
ingside in Sanford. 

5. The Congregation of the Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Route 
4, Mebane, N. C. has called as pastor the Rev. Harry F. Barnett 
of the Presbytery of Orange. Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. Salary— $4,500.00 annually 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. Car allowance — $800.00 annually 

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g-. Cost of moving from the manse at Broadway to the manse of 
Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 

V. RECOMMENDATIONS: (Commission on the Minister and His Work- 
January 24, 1963) 

1. That the request of the Sessions of the Milton and Red House Pres- 
byterian churches that the services of the Rev. J. A. Boyd, as 
Stated Supply, be extended for a period of one year, January 1, 
1963 to December 31, 1963, be granted. 

2. That the calls to the following men be approved and that after ex- 
amination and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations 
the Calls be placed in their hands: 

First Church, Reidsville to Rev. Samuel C. Smith 

Morningside Church, Sanford, N. C. to Rev. H. Middleton Raynal 

3. That the call of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church to Rev. Harry 
F. Barnett be approved and that the call be placed in his hands. 

4. That Commissions be appointed to install Mr. Smith as pastor of 
the First Church, Reidsville, N. C; Mr, Raynal as pastor of Morn- 
ingside Church, Sanford, N. C, and Mr. Barnett as pastor of the 
Cross Roads Church, Route 4, Sanford, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold P. Morrison, Chairman 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was given by Rev. William D. Varker, Chairman. He presented 
Rev. Samuel C. Smith and Rev. H. Middleton Raynal to the 
Presbytery. Follov^ing prayer by the Chairman Presbytery 
proceeded v^ith the examination. 

They were examined in their Christian experience by the Mod- 
erator ; on their views in Theology by the Rev. William Varker ; 
on their views in the Sacraments by Rev. Lawrence Avent ; on 
their views in Church Government by Rev. John Whitley. The 
examinations were sustained as satisfactory in their several 
parts and as a whole. Rev. Samuel C. Smith accepted from the 
Moderator the call to the First Presbyterian Church, Reids- 
ville, N. C. and Rev. H. Middleton accepted the call to the 
Morningside Church of Sanford, N. C. They signed the Book 
of Obligations and were enrolled as members of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev. Harry F. Barnett, already a member of Orange Presby- 
tery, accepted from the Moderator the call to the Cross Roads 
Presbyterian Church. 

WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by the Rev. Harry Barnett, Chairman. The 
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were adopted. Rev. William Peters introduced Rev. Earl S. 
King, Jr., of our Congo mission v^ho spoke to the Presbytery 
on, ''The Congo — its Problems and Opportunities." 

RECOMMENDATIONS (To the Stated Winter Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery, January 24, 1963, the Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, N. C.) 

1. That the Churches of Presbytery be reminded of the importance of the 
1963 Capital Funds Campaign for desperately needed buildings and 
equipment for younger churches and for our ministers, to enable 
them to carry on effectively the work of proclaiming the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ. 

2. That the World Mission Season, February 1st, to March 3rd, 1963, be 
observed in all churches as a time for church-wide dedication to the 
world task of Christian missions. 

3. That all churches be encouraged to engage in the study theme for this 
year: 'The Christian Mission on the Rim of East Asia". 

4. That the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for World Missions be ob- 
served in every church, February 24th, to March 3rd, 1963; and that 
sessions be urged to arrange supplemental offerings during this period 
of time. 

5. That a special Easter Offering be received, Sunday, April 14th, for 
alleviating human suffering and need in the name of Christ through- 
out the world. That collections of used clothing, blankets, etc. be sent 
twice a year at least, designated as contributions of the Presbyterian 
Church, U, S. to Church World Service, New Windsor, Maryland, 
(plus 8^ per pound to help defray processing cost). 

6. That Pastors and Sessions encourage their young people to attend the 
World Mission Conference in Montreat, July 26th, to August 1st, 1963, 
together with others responsible for the program of World Missions 
in the church. 

7. That in the light of present world conditions, our churches stress Mis- 
sions on a year around basis; in order to keep the cause of Missions 
alive in our people's thinking and praying. 

8. That Presbytery commend the Presbyterian Ministers' Fellowship of 
Greensboro for their planning, and conducting a World Missions Con- 
ference for the past two years, and planning one for this year (1963). 
We would strongly recommend that other areas or churches of Pres- 
bytery consider such a program for their people. 

9. That Presbytery hear, as a part of this report, an address by the 
Rev. Earl S. King, Jr., of the Congo. 

Harry F. Barnett, Retiring Chairman 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Lawrence Avent. The report was 
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COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. HARRY F. BARNETT PASTOR 
OF THE CROSSROADS CHURCH ON FEBRUARY 24, 1963 AT 
11:00 A.M. 

Rev. James H. Wade to preside 

Rev. Sam Cappel to preach the sermon 

Mr. Steve White to charge the congregation 

Rev. James H. Wade to charge the Minister 

Mr. G. F. Richmond to offer prayer 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton 

Mr. Mack Edgerton 

Alternates : 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 
Mr. Joe Tate 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. H. MIDDLETON RAYNAL PAS- 
TOR OF THE MORNINGSIDE CHURCH ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 
10, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. Marion J. Murray to preside and preach the sermon 

Rev. Earl Adkins to charge the Congregation 

Rev. James W. Walkup to charge the Pastor 

Rev. R. Don Carson to offer the Prayer 

Mr. Duncan Godfrey 

Mr. Roland Monroe 

Mr. Glenn York 

Mr. Victor King 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL C. SMITH PASTOR OF 
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, REIDSVILLE, N. C. ON 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Dr. Allen C. McSween to preside 

Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. to preach the sermon 

Rev. Marion S. Huske to charge the Congregation 

Mr. Montgomery Hill to charge the Pastor j 

Mr. Henry V. Koontz to offer the Prayer 

Alternates: 

Rev. Eugene J. Boelte 

Mr. Stephen Woodson 

SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Presbytery was constituted as a Committee of the whole for 
the examination of Sessional Records. Elder Charles E. Kerch- 
ner, Chairman, presided and gave instructions to Presbytery 
and the Sessional Record Books were examined. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:45 p.m. with prayer by 
Rev. Samuel C. Smith. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p.m. and proceeded with the 
business of the day. 



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NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE— Election of the Class of 1965 

Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick and Rev. Sam Cappel were elected 
to the nominating Committee for the Class of 1965. 

CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE 

The report of this Committee was presented by the Rev. Wil- 
liam Brown, Chairman. The report was received as informa- 
tion and the recommendations adopted. 

Rev. Harry Smith was introduced and spoke relative to stu- 
dent work at the University of North Carolina and the Chapel 
Hill Church. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That local churches be requested and urged to give support by tangi- 
ble interest, prayer, and money to the cause of Campus Christian Life. 

2. That churches serving CCL situations and local CCL Committees be 
commended for their cooperation and support of this vital ministry to 
students on college and university campuses. 

3. That the Women of the Church in the Synod of North Carolina be 
commended and given full support and encouragement in the 1961-63 
campaign for the building of a Student Center at Woman's College, 
U. N. C, Greensboro. 

4. That the churches of Orange Presbytery avail themselves of the op- 
portunity of vicM^ing the CCL filmstrip, demonstrating the CCL pro- 
gram of work in the Synod of North Carolina. 

6. That pending the adoption of this report, the Presbytery hear a 
presentation by Rev. Harry Smith of the CCL w^ork taking place at 
U.N.C. at Chapel Hill. 

William Brown, Chairman 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Reparf of 

Was presented by Rev. Sam Thomas, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows : 

1. That each church commit itself to a concentrated study of "Education 
for Covenant Living" in preparation for entering into the first phase 
of the Covenant Life Curriculum in the fall of 1963. 

2. That as a part of the preparation for entering into the Covenant Life 
Curriculum, churches participate in the Presbytery Adult Workshops 
and Covenant Life Curriculum Previews by sending appropriate adult 
leaders to receive this training. 

3. That churches be aware of the constant need for leaders at Camp New 
Hope, and make available to the Director of the Camp and Conference 
Program names of prospective leaders from the local church. 

4. That Presbytery hear a brief report on Camp New Hope by Rev. 
James Tippens. 



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5. That churches encourage and make possible attendance of their men 
at the Assembly's Men Convention in Dallas, Texas, June 20-23, 1963. 
That in this connection, Mr. Coy Stack, be given the opportunity to 
speak to Presbytery. 

Sam Thomas, Chairman 

The Rev. James Tippens spoke to Presbytery about the pro- 
gram and plans for Camp New Hope. Mr. Coy Stack ad- 
dressed the Presbytery about the Assembly's Men Convention 
in Dallas. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. Harry Clark. The report was received 
as information and the recommendations were adopted as 
follows : 

We request that the following recommendations be adopted: 
(1) That the proposed Benevolence Budget for 1963 be adopted. 

1962 





1962 


Designated 


1963 


Assembly Causes 


Budget 


Receipts 


Budget 




. , $ 82,059.50 


$ 22,607.66 


$ 81,900.00 


Church Extension 


41,535.25 


720.37 


32,700.00 




, 17,903.13 


2,702.47 


17,900.00 




3,875.50 


6,379.83 


3,900.00 




32,562.62 




32,900.00 




589.75 




600.00 




$178,525.75 


$ 32,410.33 


$180,900.00 


Synod Causes 








Church Extension 


$ 10,784.00 




$ 11,000.00 




53,667.25 




49,900.00 




11,078.87 


7,271.13 


18,300.00 




2,906.92 


1,494.06 


6,000.00 




6,150.25 




7,400.00 




7,203.37 




8,600.00 


Synod's Office Causes 


4,633.75 




4,500.00 




$ 96,424.12 


$ 8,765.19 


$105,700.00 


Presbytery Causes 










$ 89,894.75 


$ 2,905.84 


$ 83,000.00 


Presbytery's Office 


23,716.38 




30,500.00 


Chr. Edc. & Camp N. H. . . 


. . . 24,264.00 




28,400.00 




8,425.00 




8,500.00 


TOTAL ALL CAUSES 


$146,300.13 
$421,250.00 


$ 2,905.84 
$ 44,081.72 


$150,400.00 
$437,000.00 



(2) That all personnel on Committees not consider their term of service 
concluded until after the January Meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

(3) That the unaudited reports of Treasurer, attached hereto, be received 
as information. 



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1. Central Benevolence Treasurer 

2. Office of Orange 

3. Church Extension Committee 

4. Tax Assessment for Assembly and Synod 

5. Bond Retirement Fund 

6. Presbytery's Office Building Fund 

Floyd F. Hendley, Chairman 
Orange Presbytery 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was given by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. for the 
Chairman Mr. C. Fred Carlson. The following resolution was 
adopted : 

THE TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY RECOMMEND THE 
ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION 

RESOLUTION: 

Whereas, Susan E. Pinnix, a resident of Rockingham County, North Car- 
olina, died in 1919 leaving a will which, among other provisions, devised 
and bequeathed certain assets of her estate, in trust, to the First Presby- 
terian Church of Reidsville, N. C, for the erection of a Presbyterian 
Church on a designated lot in the City of Reidsville in memory of her 
brother, M. F. Pinnix; and 

Whereas, such assets were devised and bequeathed subject to certain life 
estates, the last of which terminated in 1959; and 

Whereas, the assets of said trust have been administered from the incep- 
tion of said trust until the present by the Trustees of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Reidsville, North Carolina; and 

Whereas, in 1960 one of the individual beneficiaries under the will of 
Susan E. Pinnix instituted a civil action in the Superor Court of Rock- 
ngham County raising certain questions with regard to said trust and 
with regard to the capacity of the Trustees of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Reidsville to hold title to the assets of said trust; and 

Whereas, a compromise settlement of said civil action was reached and 
a consent judgment was entered providing for the payment to said bene- 
ficiary of a sum of money from said trust assets and for the delivery of 
the remainder of said trust assets to the Board of Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery, as substitute Trustee, with the further provision that in the 
event a church in memory of M. F. Pinnix is not erected within ten years 
from October, 1961, at a site located within a radius of five miles from 
the site selected in said will, the beneficiary who instituted such civil 
action might reaffirm her claim to said trust estate; and 

Whereas, the Trustees of Orange Presbytery have, at a meeting duly 
called and held, adopted a resolution agreeing to accept their appoint- 
ment as substitute trustees of said trust, subject to the approval of 
Orange Presbytery; and 

Whereas, the performance by the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the 
duties of the trustees of this testamentary trust will be collateral to their 
normal duties as trustees of the property belonging to Orange Presbytery. 



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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by Orange Presbytery that 
acceptance by the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of their appointment 
as substitute trustees under the will of Susan E. Pinnix be, and the same 
is hereby, approved. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. He intro- 
duced the Rev. John Davis who spoke on a Seminar on Com- 
munication which he had attended. The report as a whole 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows : 

I. The attention of Presbytery is called to the fact that the Church Exten- 
sion Session in the Church calendar has been moved to October, the 
month in which this cause was emphasized for many years in the past. 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

II. The following recommendations to Orange Presbytery, meeting January 
24, 1963, have been approved by the Committee: 

A. That a Presbytery-wide survey be conducted on the following basis: 

1. That the Church Extension Committee be instructed to conduct a 
broad survey of the entire Presbytery to discover where further 
intensive investigation might, over the years, prove profitable in 
furthering the work of the Presbytery and its several churches by 
considering any one or more of the following possibilities: 

a. Establishing a new church. 

b. Consolidation of two or more churches at one location by vari- 
ous means. 

c. Consolidation of, or cooperation in the work of, two or more 
churches at two or more locations by various means including 
the Larger Parish Plan. 

2. That the Church Extension Committee be authorized and in- 
structed to seek the assistance of the Assembly's Board of Church 
Extension in the work of the survey. 

3. That the Sessions of the churches of the Presbytery be informed 
of the survey and advised that the Presbytery will not act upon 
any measure effecting the location of any existing or new church 
or the consolidation in any way of any church with any other 
without due investigation, discussion with the Sessions involved, 
and proper action of the Presbytery in the manner required by 
the manual and the Book of Church Order. 

B. (Relative to the loan of St. Paul Church) That the Church Extension 
Committee borrow $40,000 from the Board of Church Extension of the 
General Assembly to be used for the St. Paul Church to construct an 
Educational Building, based on the following terms: 

1. That the loan be for ten years 

2. That the rate of interest be 4% 

3. That the terms of repayment to be determined by the Presbytery's 
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C. That the Annual Financial Statement of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee submitted be received as information. 

D. That Orange Presbytery take note of the change in dates for the 
Church Extension emphasis: October 1-20, 1963 and October 13-20, 
1963 as the week of special prayer. 

E. That Orange Presbytery commend the following churches for coming 
to self support: 

Griers, Greenwood and Memorial 

F. That Orange Presbytery commend the following churches for reduc- 
ing their askings for Missionary Aid: 

Dogwood Acres, Edgewood, Milton, 
Red House, St. Paul and Vandalia. 

G. That Orange Presbytery adopt the following Missionary Aid Schedule 
for 1963: 

Bethlehem $ 1,200 Milton $ 600 

Dogwood Acres 800 Morningside 1,200 

East Burlington 1,000 Oakview 800 

Edgewood 700 Randolph 1,500 

El Bethel 1,000 Red House 900 

Fairfield 1,000 Riverview 1,500 

Gulf Field 2,400 St. Paul 650 

Gulf $800 Stony Creek 1,000 

Cumnock 800 Smyrna 800 

Farmville 800 Trinity 2,000 

Hope View 2,100 Vandalia 1,200 

Wentworth 500 

Rev. J. E. McMillan, Negro Work 
Yearly Salary ... 900 
Travel Expense . . 120 



$1,020 Total $23,870 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

JUDICIAL COMMISSION, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Whitley, Chairman. He stated 
that the Commission had met with the officers of the Hillview 
Church and investigated the situation prevaiHng there. He 
introduced Mr. Chfton Frank who reported on a meeting of 
the Congregation of the Hillview Church on December 2, 1962. 
The report of the Judicial Commission was received as infor- 
mation and was admitted to record as follows : 



REPORT 

SPECIAL COMMISSION TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

January 24, 1963 

Your Commission, appointed to investigate the relation between Mr. Louis 
G. Dubost, Jr. and the Hillview Presbyterian Church and report to Orange 
Presbytery, now makes the following report: 



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The Commission has had five meetings, three of which have been with the 
Hillview Session. Mr. Dubost was present at one of these meetings, by in- 
vitation. After much prayer and study and discussion with the Hillview 
Session and Mr. Dubost, the Commission makes the following statements: 

1. The Commission has found that the Hillview Church is being supplied 
by Mr. Dubost without the approval of or consultation with either the 
Presbytery or the Commission on the Minister and His Work, and that, 
therefore, the Hillview Church is acting in violation of the following 
sections in the Book of Church Order: 

(a) Section 21-2 (3) : "The Session (or its representative) shall seek 
the counsel of the Commission before making arrangements for the 
supply of the church's pulpit during a period of vacancy." 

(b) Section 25-4: ''When a church does not have a Pastor, or while the 
Pastor is unable to perform his duties, the Session should obtain the 
services of a Minister of this denomination in a temporary relation." 

(c) Section 25-4 (b): "The Session may not secure an Interim Supply 
without seeking the counsel of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work." 

2. The Commission has found that the ordination of Mr. Dubost was per- 
formed by The Gospel Fellowship Association of Greenville, South Car- 
olina, which ordination is not recognized by The Presbyterian Church in 
the United States, since it is not a part of another Reformed Church, 
and that, therefore, it is not allowed by Section 25-6 in the Book of 
Church Order, which reads: "In exceptional cases the Presbytery may 
approve one of its churches inviting a minister from another Reformed 
Church to serve in a temporary pastoral relation." 

3. The Commission has found that the Session of the Hillview Church has 
been aware of this violation of the Book of Church Order from the be- 
ginning of the relationship between Mr. Dubost and the Hillview Church, 
and that the Session has deliberately planned its procedure from the 
beginning. The Session has repeatedly acknowledged this fact to the 
Commission during this time of investigation. 

4. The Commission has found that neither Mr. Dubost nor the Hillview 
Church has any desire to comply with Presbyterian procedure as de- 
scribed in the Book of Church Order and quoted above. This fact has 
been so stated both by Mr. Dubost and the Session of the Church. 

5. The Commission has found, however, that the Session of the Hillview 
Church has one request to make of the Presbytery through this Com- 
mission. The request is as follows : 

"That in the event this situation should lead to the dissolution of the 
relation between Orange Presbytery and the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church, Presbytery leave a door open, so that, if circumstances should 
change to make it possible. Orange Presbytery may consider re-admit- 
ting the Hillview Church into the Presbytery." 

Your Commission requests that this report, together with the minutes of 
the Commission, be included in the printed minutes of Orange Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John C. Whitley, Chairman 
Sam Cappel 



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John Flynn 
Clinton J. Frank, Jr. 
Walter H. Goodman 
R. Douglas Richardson 

The Special Judicial Commission to investigate the relationship of Louis 
Dubost to the Hillview Church in Reidsville met May 18, 1962, 7:30 p.m. 
at the Leaksville manse. Present were: Clinton J. Frank, Jr., Sam S. Cap- 
pel, J. Douglas Richardson, John C. Whitley, W. H. Goodman. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. 

Two papers were handed out by the Chairman. 

1. A communication from the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

2. A copy of a letter from Allen McSween to John Whitley. 

Mr. J. B. Balsley gave the background of the Hillview Church and the 
situation. Mr. Balsley then left the meeting. 

Open discussion followed. 

It was agreed to request the Session of the Hillview Church to meet with 
the Special Commission, to offer them the choice of site, and suggest four 
possible dates; June 7, 8, 11, 12. Mr. Whitley is to contact Mr. G. W. Apple, 
Clerk of the Hillview Session, concerning this meeting, and will let the 
Special Commission know as soon as a definite date and site is agreed upon. 

Considerations for this meeting with the Session of the Hillview Church : 

Presbytery's instructions to the Commission. 

Gather information and gain understanding. 

To seek constructive discussion. 
The meeting closed with prayer. 

Submitted by 

W. H. Goodman, Secretary 

The Special Judicial Commission to investigate the relationship of Louis 
Dubost to the Hillview Church met with the Session of the Hillview Church 
in the Sanctuary of the Hillview Church on June 11th, 7 :30 p.m. 

Members of the Commission present: John C. Whitley, Sam S. Cappel, 
Clinton Frank, Jr., J. Douglas Richardson, John Flynn, W. H. Goodman. 

Members of Hillview Session present: Paul Hastings, Gene W. Apple, 
Robert Jackson, Charles Comer, One member of the Hillview Session was 
absent. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. 

Mr. Whitley stated Presbytery's instruction to the Commission, and the 
purpose of this meeting: to gather information and gain understanding, to 
seek constructive discussion. 

An informal question and discussion period followed. 

In the hope that more time would aid in the solution of the problem 
involved it was agreed at present that there be "no report" at the July 
Meeting of Presbytery. 



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The Commission requested Mr. G. W. Apple, Clerk of the Hillview Ses- 
sion to arrange a meeting between Mr. Dubost and the Commission. Three 
possible dates were suggested: June 14, 19, 21. 

The meeting was closed with a season of prayer. 

Submitted by 

W. H. Goodman, Secretary 

The Special Judicial Commission to investigate the relationship of Louis 
Dubost to the Hillview Church met June 21, 1962, 7:30 p.m. at the Hillview 
Church with Mr. Dubost. 

Members of the Commission present were: John C. Whitley, Sam S. 
Cappel, Clinton Frank, Jr., J. Douglas Richardson, John Flynn, W. H. 
Goodman. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The Chairman stated to Mr. Dubost the purpose of the Commission. 

Mr. Dubost was given the opportunity to share with the Commission the 
facts about his coming to the Hillview Church. 

Discussion followed giving each Commission member and Mr. Dubost 
opportunity to ask questions and clarify statements. 

Mr. Dubost is a member of an independent Baptist Church and was 
ordained by the Gospel Fellowship Association of Greenville, South Carolina. 

Mr. Dubost was strongly urged to seek to come into line with Presby- 
terian Governmental Standards with reference to being approved by Pres- 
bytery. He was advised of the possibility of the extraordinary case. 

The Commission expressed the hope that Mr. Dubost show some willing- 
ness to move toward fulfilling Presbytery's form of Government. Mr. Dubost 
wants time to search the will of God in the matter. 

After Mr. Dubost was excused from the meeting, the following motion 
was adopted: If we have not heard anything from Mr. Dubost or from the 
Hillview Session indicating an interest in meeting Presbyterian Standards 
by August 1, 1962, that Mr. Whitley contact Mr. G. W. Apple and request 
a meeting together of this Commission, Mr. Dubost, and the Session of the 
Hillview Church. 

Meeting was closed with a season of prayer. 

Submitted by 

W. H. Goodman, Secretary 

The Special Judicial Commission to investigate the relationship of Louis 
Dubost to the Hillview Church met with the Session of the Hillview Church 
in the Sanctuary of the Hillview Church on October 15, 1962. Members of 
the Commission present: Clinton J. Frank, Jr., Sam S. Cappel, John C. 
Whitley, W. H. Goodman. Members of the Hillview Session present: Paul 
Hastings, Gene W. Apple, Charles Comer, Elwood Mannley. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. 

Opening remarks were made by Mr. Whitley, indicating the desire of 
the Commission to hear from the Session about any change that may have 
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A letter written by Mr. Dubost to John C. Whitley was read. The intent 
of the letter was: That Mr. Dubost has no intention of seeking to become 
a Presbyterian minister. 

Elder Mannley spoke briefly about thegood program that the Hillview 
Church is presently having. When asked if he would choose this man (Mr. 
Dubost) and sever relationships to the Presbytery, Mannley replied, "I'd 
just go along with the man and forget about the Presbytery." Each mem- 
ber of the Hillview Session present expressed a similar feeling. 

Mr. Whitley indicated to the Session that he felt Presbytery would give 
all the time needed to clarify this situation, if the Presbytery had any rea- 
sonable hope or assuredness of the good intentions of the Session. 

The Session of the Hillview Church was dismissed from the meeting 
after a season of prayer in which each present participated. The Commis- 
sion continued its meeting. The following is a summary of the report which 
will be given to Presbytery. 

The relationship of Mr. Dubost to the Hillview Church is out of order 
and has been so acknowledged by the Session, and the Session knew this 
before any contact had been made with Mr. Dubost. Neither the Session 
nor Mr. Dubost has any desire of complying with Presbyterian procedure. 
In the event that this current situation brings about a dissolution of the 
relationship of the Hillview Church to Orange Presbytery, the Commission 
feels the Session of the Hillview Church might want Presbytery to consider 
re-admitting the Hillview Church into the Presbytery. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Submitted by 

W. H. Goodman, Secretary 

The Special Judicial Commission to investigate the relationship of Louis 
Dubost to the Hillview Church met October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. in the office 
of Orange Presbytery. 

Present were: Richardson, Cappel, Whitley, Frank, and Goodman. Mr. 
C. L. Cheshire sat with the Commission to advise concerning certain pro- 
cedures. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The minutes of the last meeting of the Commission of October 15th 
were read and corrected as follows. To include after paragraph 4 the fol- 
lowing statement. "Each of the Hillview Session members present ex- 
pressed similar feelings." 

Mr. Whitley handed out a paper containing a suggested report of the 
Judicial Commission to Orange Presbytery. This was read. It was decided 
to alter the report as read by omitting item "D" under "1" as a violation, 
and to include in a separate paragraph, "The Commission has found that 
the ordination of Mr. Dubost was performed by the Gospel Fellowship 
Association of Greenville, South Carolina, which ordination is not recog- 
nized by the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., and since this association 
is not part of another Reformed Church is not allowed for in paragraph 
25-6 of the Book of Church Order." 

The report was approved as corrected. 

Mr. Whitley reported on information indicating that additional time 
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the Judicial Commission will make the request to Presbytery that its report 
be deferred until the January meeting of Presbytery. 

The following two items were approved. 

1. To inform the Hillview Session that the above request will be made 
to Presbytery on November 6th, and that the Commission has rea- 
sonable feeling that Presbytery will grant this request. 

2. To inform the Hillview Session that the Commission is open to invi- 
tation by the Session to invite some members of the Commission, or 
the entire Commission, to meet with the congregation at any time. 

The minutes of the five Commission meetings were read and approved 
as a whole. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Submitted by 

W. H. Goodman, Secretary 
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION APPOINTED Re: Hillview 

The following motion was adopted : 

That the Presbytery of Orange appoint an Administrative Commission 
for the purpose of (1) visiting a portion of the Church — The Hillview 
Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Orange, Synod of North Carolina, 
Presbyterian Church of the United States — which has been reported to 
be affected with disorder, (2) to inquire into and settle the difficulties 
therein, (3) to hold hearings which will provide procedural safeguards 
as in cases of process, following in this procedure the requirements of the 
rules of discipline as far as these are applicable so as to provide the 
Court with a proper record of the matter, (4) to dissolve the active rela- 
tionship between the Elders and Deacons and the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church if necessary for the welfare of the church, (5) to have the full 
power of Presbytery to assume, if necessary, original jurisdiction in 
order to assist in correcting the disorder if the Session of the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church cannot exercise its authority and if the Commission 
finds this necessary to perform the functions proper to a Session for this 
congregation. The Commission is given the powers of the Presbytery in 
accordance with the following Section of the Book of Church Order and 
is instructed to report. BCO Sections 16-7 (2, 5) ; 19-2 (1) 3. 

In keeping with the above motion the Moderator appointed 
the following Administrative Commission : 

Dr. Joseph Garrison, Convener 

Rev. William Currie 

Rev. Tom Anderson 

Dr. R. H. Stone 

Elder Paul Boone 

Elder J. Bennie Joyce 

Elder A. Buryl Hinshaw 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. Ballots were 
distributed and Presbytery elected the following as Commis- 
sioners to the One-Hundred-Third General Assembly of the 



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Presbyterian Church in the United States meeting on April 
25, 1963 in the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington, 
West Virginia : 



MINISTERS 

Rev. William Brown 
Rev. Harry Barnett 
Rev. William D. Varker 
Rev. Lawrence Avent 
Rev. Clifford Caldwell 

Alternates 

1. Rev. John A. Womeldorf 

2. Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

3. Rev. John E. Eliason 

4. Rev. Burton Sherrod 

5. Rev. Samuel R. Fudge 



ELDERS 

Mr. Wesley D. Lee 
Mr. Colon McKenzie 
Mr. John Lipscomb 
Dr. R. E. Balsley 
Mr. W. G. Sugg 

Alternates 

1. Mr. E. L. Gunther 

2. Mr. Will Tillman 

3. Mr. Gilmer Phipps 

4. Mr. R. C. Mebane 

5. Mr. B. A. Clapp 



NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 



Rev. Sam Cappel was elected as Moderator-nominee. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual change was read for the second time 
and was adopted as follows : 

MANUAL CHANGE — (Requested by Orange Presbytery November 6, 
1962. Second reading as follows) : 

That the Manual of Orange Presbytery in the Section on the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work relative to the dissolving of Pastoral rela- 
tionships be changed to read, 

"The Commission shall have the authority to dissolve pastoral relation- 
ships and to dismiss ministers to other Presbyteries within the General 
Assembly only when a minister has received a call from another church 
or other church courts within the bounds of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U. S. and when his church or churches have concurred with him in 
requesting that his pastoral relationship be dissolved." 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, Chairman. The 
report was adopted as follows : 

In behalf of Orange Presbytery, we extend our hearty congratulations to 
the ministers, staff and members of the Chapel Hill Congregation upon 
the completion of a beautiful Sanctuary and enlarged educational facili- 
ties. It is obvious to us all that much time, planning, work and prayer 
have gone into the erection of such a lovely and functional edifice. We 
count it a genuine privilege for the members of Orange Presbytery to 
meet here today and to share in the joy of the congregation in the use 
of their new building. We pray God's blessings upon the future growth 
and service of the Church in its unique opportunity for witnessing in this 
university community. 



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We extend our sincere appreciation to the Chapel Hill Church for the 
gracious welcome and hospitality extended to Presbytery, the thoughtful 
preparation for our meeting today, the excellent and delicious meal served 
by the Women of the Church, and every provision which has been made 
for our convenience and comfort. 

Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, Chairman 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman. The 
report and the recommendations were adopted as follows : 

Examination of Sessional Records, with the assistance of the Presbytery 
as a committee of the whole, may be summarized as follows: 

1. Churches not submitting Sessional Records: 

Crestwood, East Burlington, Hillview, Siler City. 



2. Approved without exception: 



Alamance 

Asheboro 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Brentwood 

Broadway 

Buffalo (G) 

Burlington First 

Ch. of Covenant 

Cross Roads 

Dogwood Acres 

Edgewood 

Efland 



Eno 

Fairfield 
Farmville 
Forest Hills 
Graham 

Greensboro First 
Griers 

Guilford Park 
Gulf 

Hawfields 

High Point First 

Hillsboro 

Jonesboro 

Leaksville First 



Little River 

Madison 

Mebane 

Memorial 

Morningside 

Mt. Vernon Springs 

New Hope 

Pleasant Grove 

Randolph 

Sedgefield 

Shiloh 

Springwood 

Starmount 

West View 

White Hill 



3. Less than four stated meetings: Oakview 

4. Meetings not opened and closed with prayer: 

Glenwood, Northside, Pocket, Reidsville First, St. Paul, Sanford 
First, Vandalia, Westminster. 

5. Minutes not signed by Moderator and/or Clerk: 

Bethlehem, Buffalo (Lee), Piedmont, Stony Creek, Yanceyville. 

6. Attachments not firmly affixed in book: 

Chapel Hill, Meadowside, Reidsville First, Salem. 

7. Session's annual report not entered in minutes: 

Cumnock, Faith, Hopeview, Milton, Northside, Red House, Reids- 
ville First. 

8. Election of Sunday School Officers and Teachers not reported: 

Bessemer, Greenwood, Haywood, Hopeview, Joyce, Milton, Pied- 
mont, Pittsboro, River View, St. Andrews, Salem, Speedwell, Stone- 
ville, Trinity. 

9. Election, ordination and installation of elder and/or deacons not 
properly reported: 

El Bethel, Westminster. 



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10. No Presbytery or Synod appointment: 

Bethlehem, Black Mountain, Euphronia, Haywood, Hope View, 
Meadowside, Milton, Reidsville First, St. Paul, Salem, Smyrna, 
Speedwell, Stoneville, Trinity, Vandalia. 

11. Congregational Meeting not properly called: 

Riverview, Wentworth. 

12. Session met without an elected moderator: 

Bessemer, Reidsville First, Stony Creek. 

13. Minutes of Session for year not read and approved: 

Euphronia, Greenwood, Hopeview, Joyce, Pittsboro, Reidsville 
First, Stoneville, Trinity, Yanceyville. 

14. Name of Church not shown on outside cover of book: 

Reidsville First. 

We commend the Clerks of Session of the various churches for generally 
well kept records, and an improvement in this respect. However, in the 
interest of accuracy we offer the following recommendations: 

a. We recommend that Pastors and Clerks of Session review the Book 
of Church Order and the Manual of Presbytery in matters pertaining 
to Sessional Records. 

b. We further recommend that the Stated Clerk of Presbytery issue a 
digest of this information to Clerks along with annual report blanks. 

c. Also, we recommend in order that representatives to Presbytery may 
be familiar with matters to be checked in the examination of Ses- 
sional Records, that copies of the "Examiner's Check List" be dis- 
tributed with copies of the docket issued to churches prior to the 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman 
Sessional Records Committee. 

UNFINrSHED BUSINESS 

Bills and Overtures Committee 

The report was given by Rev. Harry Smith, Chairman. He stated that 
the proposed overture to the General Assembly on the exact time of ordi- 
nation had been withdrawn and would be presented at a later date. 

NEW BUSINESS 

A motion was adopted that the Nominations Committee fur- 
nish each meeting of Presbytery information on those minis- 
ters who have served for some time in the Presbytery, but who 
have not served as Moderator. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and approved 
after which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer 
was offered by the Moderator, Rev. Irving E. Birdseye. 

Irving E. Birdseye, Moderator 
Jerry M. McCann, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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HISTORY OF CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Presbyterian Church of Chapel Hill was organized in 1829. The 
congregation met in homes and in campus buildings until 1849, when the 
first building was constructed in our present site, fjnder the leadership of 
David L. Swain, President of the University, and a Ruling Elder, the lot 
was purchased from the University for the sum of $200. Elisha Mitchell 
and James Phillips, professors in the University and Ruling Elders in the 
Congregation, worked with President Swain in collecting $3,589 needed for 
construction. 

In 1851 the Congregation numbered only 12 communicants. For several 
years they had no regular pastor, but were fortunate in having as Stated 
Supply Dr. Elisha Mitchell, the distinguished geologist for whom Mt. Mitch- 
ell was named. In 1862 the Congregation numbered over forty, and in- 
cluded several "free persons of color." Total collections for all causes that 
year amounted to $845. 

When Gov. Holden closed the doors of the University in 1868, as "a 
center of sedition and aristocracy," the Church fell on hard times, indeed. 
Services were held infrequently, but the Sunday School continued, taught 
by Cornelia and Charles Phillips. 

When the University re-opened in 1875, the little Church was poor and 
struggling; but reinforcements were coming in the persons of E. A. Alder- 
man, Francis P. Venable (later Presidents of the University), Joseph A. 
Holmes, and William B. Phillips. But even in 1892 the number of com- 
municants on the roll was only 28, while collections for all causes, including 
the pastor's salary, came to only $840.25. 

In 1904 the Congregation called as its pastor, W. D. Moss, of Nova 
Scotia. Affectionately known as "Parson Moss," he served until his death 
in 1932. (Actually, he had two pastorates here, separated by some seven 
years in which he served another church in Washington, D. C.) "Parson" 
Moss was a great favorite on the campus, and is still remembered by some 
of the older members of our congregation. It was during his pastorate, in 
1920, that the new Sanctuary was dedicated. Through the good offices of 
the Rev. Murphy Williams of Greensboro, the building was given by Dr. 
James Sprunt of Wilmington, as a memorial to his wife, Luola Murchison 
Sprunt. This was the building which was destroyed by fire in February, 
1958. 

The Church has gone through some difficult times, in both centuries in 
which it has existed, but it has always found strength to meet the crises. 
Following the most recent crisis in the first few years of this decade, the 
Congregation entered a period of growth and development. The Church has 
grown rapidly in numbers, in program, and in its participation in the total 
life of the Presbyterian Church. 

\ Today, we are a Congregation of some seven hundred members, seeking 

to carry forward the labors of those who have gone before us here. Our 
task is the same as theirs — to bear witness in this place to the saving Truth 
of God in Jesus Christ. 

We are truly thankful for this history which is our heritage. And by it 
we are inspired to write our own chapter in the ongoing story of this 
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OUR CHURCH HOME 

On Sunday, November 18, 1962, we gathered to dedicate the new sanc- 
tuary. Behind this event there stands a stirring story. It is a story of the 
vision, courage, and sacrifice of the members of this Congregation. And it 
is the story of many others outside the bounds of this Congregation, with- 
out whose encouragement and support the story could not have been written. 

In October, 1959, the Educational Building and the Student Center were 
dedicated. The total cost of this first stage was $434,000, including addi- 
tional land and the furnishings. All costs were paid with receipts from mem- 
bers, friends, agencies of the Synod and the General Assembly, and from the 
insurance on the old sanctuary which burned in February of 1958. 

The challenging task of providing a new sanctuary was taken up imme- 
diately. In April of 1959 members of the Congregation entered a second 
three-year period of pledges for this purpose. Once again the Synod of 
North Carolina offered assistance, and from various churches and presby- 
teries there was pledged in excess of $100,000. 

In April of 1961 the Congregation voted to borrow $200,000 and to con- 
tract the construction of the sanctuary. The work was begun the following 
July, the plans having been previously developed and approved. Architect 
for the entire development was Mr. Harold Wagoner of Philadelphia, and 
the builder was the Piedmont Housing and Construction Corporation of 
Durham, North Carolina. 

Members then entered a third three-year pledge period, beginning in 
May of this year. These pledges, as paid, will be used to pay interest on 
our loan, and will effect some reduction in the principal sum which has been 
borrowed. 

Final retirement of the loan of $200,000 is a responsibility which will be 
handled as the Congregation determines. This, plus the addition of a Pipe 
Organ for the sanctuary, is the challenge which still remains before us in 
the area of building needs. 

I move that the Presbytery of Orange appoint an Administrative Com- 
mission for the purpose of (1) visiting a portion of the Church — The Hill- 
view Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of Orange, Synod of North Carolina, 
Presbyterian Church in the United States — which has been reported to be 
affected with disorder, (2) to inquire into and settle the difficulties therein, 
(3) to hold hearings which will provide procedural safeguards as in cases 
of process, following in this procedure the requirements of the rules of 
discipline as far as these are applicable so as to provide the Court with a 
proper record of the matter, (4) to dissolve the active relationship between 
the Elders and Deacons and the Hillview Presbyterian Church if necessary 
for the welfare of the church, (5) to have the full power of Presbytery to 
assume, if necessary, original jurisdiction in order to assist in correcting 
the disorder if the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church cannot exer- 
cise its authority and if the Commission finds this necessary to perform the 
functions proper to a Session for this congregation. The Commission is 
given the powers of the Presbytery in accordance with the following Sec- 
tions of the Book of Church Order and is instructed to report." BCO Sections 
16-7 (2, 5); 19-2 (1) 3. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 75 



INDEX 

Pase 

ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, Etc 4 

ADDRESSES OF WELCOME 22, 48 

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL 43, 70 

BEQUEST, FORM OF 2 

BOYD, REV. J. A 55 

BUDGET, 1963 Adopted 61 

CALLS TO PASTORS 29, 42, 54 

CALLS. Terms Changed 50 

CANDIDATES : 

Certificates of Transfer acknowledged — Charles W. Coats 24 

Received under care by Certificate, Evigene C. Feig, Jr 24 

Roll 19 

CHURCHES : 

No Elder present at Presbytery 22, 40, 48 

Historical Sketches : 

Chapel Hill 73 

Starmount 37 

Mailing Directory 11 

CLERKS, Temporary elected 22, 48 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 29, 42, 54 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, elected 69 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

Administrative Re: Hillview 69 

To Install— Rev. Clifford Caldwell Assoc. Pastor High Point First 31 

To Install — Rev. John R. Dail, Trinity 32 

To Install — Rev. Roy E. Patteson, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro 32 

To Install — Rev. Charles B. Yeargan, Springwood 31 

COMMISSIONS REPORTING : 
To Ordain and Install : 

Mr. Eugene J. Boelte, Gi-eenwood 26 

Mr. Charles William Coats, Little River 26 

Mr. Jack Heintzleman, Bethlehem, Efland 25 

Mr. John E. Kimbirl, Bessemer 27 

To Install: 

Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell, Associate Minister High Point 

First Presbyterian Church 51 

Rev. Gray W. Hampton in Buffalo (G) Church 52 

Rev. Roy E. Patteson in Mt. Vernon Springs and Pittsboro 52 

Rev. James J. Watkins in Euphronia, Pocket and White Hill 27 

Rev. Charles B. Yeargan in Springwood 53 

Hillview 41, 64 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, elected 69 

COMMITTEES APPOINTED: 
Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures 28, 53 

Courtesy 28, 53 

Special Committees : 

Salary Study 30 

History of Orange 40 

Installations 53 

Memorial — Dr. R. J. McMullen 43 

Records and Amendments 54 

COMMITTEES REPORTING: 

Audits 60 

Bills and Overtures 36, 72 

Campus Christian Life 60 

Candidates 36 

Christian Education 60 

Church Extension 21, 63 

Courtesy 36, 70 

Evangelism 36 

Examinations 28, 42, 57 

Homes 35 

Installations 31, 43, 58 

Insurance 28 

Memorial — Dr. R. J. McMullen 44 

Nominations 33, 42, 69 

Orders 22, 48 

Records and Amendments 33 



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INDEX— (Continued) 

Page 

Sessional Records 71 

Special Committees 31, 33, 43, 58 

Standing Committees 36. 70, 72 

Stewardship Promotion 31 

Women's Work 32 

World Missions 57 

COMMUNICATIONS 24. 40, 50 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS VOTE 33 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE, Reporting 31, 41, 61 

DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 6 

DOUTY, Rev. Horace 41 

ELDER ENROLLMENT CARDS 41 

FORM OF BEQUEST 2 

GLADE VALLEY 37 

HILLVIEW 41, 64, 69 

HISTORICAL SKETCHES— Chapel Hill and Starmount 37, 73 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE RULING REQUESTED 31 

MANUAL CHANGES 43, 70 

McMULLEN, R. J., Dr. MEMORIAL 43, 44 

MODERATORS : 

Election 22, 48 

tn Nomination 28, 70 

MINISTERS: 

Certificates of Dismission Received 24, 41, 50 

Dismissed to : 

Rev. Horace Douty, Lexington 41 

Rev. Eric McQuitty, Bluestone 55 

Rev. Carl S. Stark, Norfolk 55 

Rev. Earl Woodall, Lexington 55 

Received from : 

Rev. F. Marion Dick, Appomattox 28 

Rev. Gray W. Hampton, Mecklenburg 42 

Rev. H. Middleton Raynal, Concord 57 

Rev. Samuel C. Smith, Bethel 57 

Rev. Charles B. Yeargan, Albemarle 28 

Requests 24, 25, 40, 41, 50-51 

Roll 3, 20, 39, 46 

TERMS OF CALLS CHANGED 50 

OVERTURE PROPOSED 51, 72 

PASTORAL DISSOLUTIONS: 

Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Broadway, Salem 51 

Rev. John R. Dail, St. Andrews 24 

Rev. William Massey, Cross Roads 24 

Rev. Roy E. Patteson, Meadowside 24 

Rev. Douglas Paulson, Siler City 40 

PASTORAL RELATIONS ESTABLISHED 25, 26, 27, 51, 52, 53, 55 

PRESBYTERIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND 50 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 24 

PRESBYTERY : 

Adjournment 37, 43, 72 

Communications 24, 40, 50 

Directory 6 

Dockets 22, 48 

Excuses 25, 32, 40 

Elder Enrollment Cards 41 

Invitations to 25, 51 

Meetinj?s of . .' 20, 39, 44 

Ministerial Roll 3, 20, 39, 44 

New Business 37, 72 

Recess 32, 53, 59 

Time and Place of next Meeting 37 

PULPIT EXCHANGE GRANTED TO DR. BEN F. BROWN 5 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 28 

SALARY STUDY COMMITTEE 30 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 59 

TEMPORARY CLERKS, Election of 22, 48 

THORNBURG. Rev. Edward C 41 

TRUSTEES, Report of 62 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 72 

VISITORS 23, 43, 50 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR YEAR 1962 




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Minutes 



OF THE 

Presbytery of Orange 

THREE HUNDRED NINETIETH 
STATED MEETING 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Madison, N. C. 
April 18, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Asheboro, N. C. 
July 18, 1963 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
September 12, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING 

WESTVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
October 17, 1963 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
December 17, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-THIRD 
STATED MEETING 

NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 16, 1964 



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Minutes 

OF THE 

Presbytery of Orange 

THREE HUNDRED NINETIETH 
STATED MEETING 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Madison, N. C. 
April 18, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Asheboro, N. C. 
July 18, 1963 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
September 12, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING 

WESTVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
October 17, 1963 

CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Greensboro, N. C. 
December 17, 1963 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-THIRD 
STATED MEETING 

NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Burlington, N. C. 
January 16, 1964 

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URGE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER 
IN THEIR WILLS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
AND ITS INSTITUTIONS 



FORM OF BEQUEST 



*1 . , give, devise, and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod 
of North Carolina (here insert amount of money or estate 
bequeathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported 
by the Presbytery of Orange." 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the bequest 
itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can be stated, 
or it may be stated that it can be left to the judgment of the Presby- 
tery.) 

BEQUEST FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or 
property where it will be a perpetual help in the work of 
the Master. It therefore suggests to these friends that in 
their wills they make their bequests to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina, to be held by 
them as trust funds, and to be invested by them in good 
securities; the income from the investments to be given by 
the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or institu- 
tion which in its judgment appears to be the most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests in 
this way: 

''1. The Trustees are good business men and the security 
of the funds will be safeguarded. 

*'2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years 
from the present time than you can now, where your money 
will do the most good at that time. 

''3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause 
or institution may be in great financial need, and the Pres- 
bytery could vote to give the income to that cause that year ; 
in fact, where it was most needed each year." 



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MINISTERIAL ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY JANUARY 2A, 1964 

Adkins, John Earl, Th. M 1000 Garden Street Sanford 27332 

Adkins, Lee W., M.Ed First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 27401 

Anderson, Tom B., D.D First Presbyterian Church Burlington 27215 

Baker, W. M., D.D 300 S. Eighth Street Mebane 27302 

Barnett, Harry F Route 3 Mebane 27302 

Barron, Vance, D.D Box 509 Chapel Hill 27514 

Birdseye, Irving E., S.T.B.M.A 2100 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 27408 

Blue, David F. Jr 920 Park Drive Asheboro 27203 

Boelte, Eugene Rt. 7, Box 190 Reidsville 27320 

Bovender, Coy R 2634 Alamance Road Burlington 27215 

Boyd, J. Alston Milton 27305 

Brothers, John T St. Mary's College St. Andrews University, 

St. Andrews Fife, Scotland 

Brown, Ben F., Th. M., Th. D Route 10, Box 492 Greensboro 27406 

Brown, William 6123 Archdale Drive Guilford College 27410 

Caldwell, Clifford D., Th. M First Presbyterian Church High Point 27262 

Campbell, Donald A Route 1 Mebane 

Cappel, Samuel S First Presbyterian Church Mebane 27302 

Carson, R. Don, Th. M Box 455 Sanford 27331 

Cheshire, C. Linwood Jr., Th. M 628 N. Elm Street Greensboro 27408 

Box 9005 Greensboro 27401 

Coats, Charles 809 Gilmer Circle Reidsville 27320 

Cook, John S 103 Park Avenue Spray 27552 

Currie, W. M First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 27401 

Dail, John R Rt. 7, Box 90 Burlington 27217 

Davis, John L. II, Th. M 3104 S. Elm Street Greensboro 27406 

Dick, F. Marion Rt. 1, Sherwood Forrest McLeansville 27301 

Dickson, A. P Plumtree 28664 

Eliason, John E 715 W. Fourth St Siler City 27344 

Fitzpatrick, Charles G Route 2 McLeansville 27301 

Flora, Joseph W., Th. M First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 27401 

Fudge, Samuel R Route 2 Chapel Hill 27514 

Garrison, Jos. M., D. D., M. A 214 N. Ridgeway Greensboro 27403 

Goodman, Walter H., Jr 4210 Wayne Road Greensboro 27407 

Hampton, Gray W., Jr 2520 Church Street Greensboro 27405 

Heintzleman, Jack W Route 2 Mebane 27302 

Hope, Samuel R., S.T.M 518 Hayworth Circle High Point 27262 

Humphreys, Levi H 1002 Grace Avenue Burlington 

Huske, Marion S 2321 Sharon Road Charlotte 28207 

Johnston, Frank S 323 Pine Grove Drive Wilmington 

Jones, J. S 2805 Amherst Avenue Burlington 

Kimbirl, John E 714 Elwell Avenue Greensboro 27405 

Leith, John H., Ph. D 3401 Brook Road Richmond, Va. 23227 

Lytch, William E Box 207 Yanceyville 27379 

McCann, Jerry C 2106 Crestridge Road Greensboro 27403 

McFadyen, H. R.. D.D Box 1110 High Point 27261 

McNutt, Charles, Th. M 1005 Vaughn Road Burlington 27218 

McSween, Allen C, D.D p. Q. Box 10146 Greensboro 27404 

Millard, J. M p. o. Box 1110 High Point 27261 

MiUer, James Eraser, Th. M 1511 Guest Street Greensboro 

Misenheimer, Kay M 421 Wildwood Lane Burlington 27217 

Morrison, C. N Whitsett 

Murray, Marion J Rt. 1, Box 7 Sanford 27332 

Orders, William J., Jr Greensboro Road at Lindale High Point 27261 

Patterson, T. Henry, D. D Route 10 Greensboro 27406 

Patterson, W. S Box 1110 High Point 27261 

Patteson, Roy K Pittsboro 23712 

Perrell. O. W R.F.D. 1 Leaksville 

Peters, W. W Box 328 Graham 27253 

Piephoff, Z. T. Sr 49 N. Georgia Avenue Concord 

Piephoff, Z. T. Jr 804 S. Park Street Asheboro 27203 

Porter, William C. Ill Box 26 Cedar Grove 

Ray, A, V 2707 Haig Street Greensboro 27405 

Raynal, H. Middleton Box 423 Sanford 27331 

Redhead, John A. Jr., D.D., Thm M.. .First Presbyterian Church Greensboro 27401 

Reiff, Gerald N Naval Administrative Com Great Lakes. 111. 60088 

Rice, W. M 3509 Fernwood Drive Greensboro 27408 

Robertson W. P Box 1110 High Point 27261 

Rock. Robert B. . Broadway 27505 

Schenck, L. B., Ph.D., S.T.M Davidson College Davidson 

Seals, D. Hilton, M. D . gylva 

Smith. Harry E Box 509 ..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.','.['. ichapel Hill 27514 

bmith. Samuel C 3I8 S. Main Street Reidsville 27302 

Stephenson, John P.. Jr 1205 Glenwood Avenue Greensboro 27403 

Stone. R. H D-D. Box 225 Jefferson 28640 

Thompson W. T.. D.D., Litt. D 1221 Rennie Avenue Richmond, Va. 23227 

Tippens James S. R Route 2 Chapel Hill 27514 

Trent. Donald E.. Route 6 Sanford 27332 

Varker. William D 39O6 Friendly Road Greensboro 27410 

Wade, James H • Box 372 Hillsboro 1, 27278 

Walkup. James W., Th. M Route 3. Box 319 Sanford 27330 

Watkins James J. Route 1 Sanford 27332 

w . ,T ^^^^^ Presbyterian Church High Point 27262 

Westerfield, W H 231 Locust Lane Danville, Va. 24543 

w 1^' "l"^?.^---. Mo^'^ Street Leaksville 27289 

Womeldorf, John A., Th. D 2031 Wesley Place High Point 27260 

Wood, James E. Route 1 Hurdle Mills 27352 

Woodson, Marshall S., LLD, Th.D...Box 129 Laurinburg 28352 

Wrenn. William J Jr Leasburg 27291 

Yeargan. Charles B Box 236 Whitsett, 27377 



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ADDRESSES OF LAYMEN, TRUSTEES, COUNCIL, PERMANENT AND SPECIAL 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Albright, W. P 625 Pembroke Road Greensboro 

Andrews, E. Frank 202 Elmwood Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Mrs. Britt M 510 Country Club Drive Greensboro 

Armfield, Robert M 903 Charles Drive Guilford College 

Armstrong, Peter R W. Lexington Ave. Ext High Point 

Ayers, Moir 710 Nottingham Drive Greensboro 

Balsley, J. B. Jr Belmont Forest Reidsville 

Balsley, Robert E., M.D Box 817 Reidsville 

Barnes, E. P Hillsboro 

Bennett, Lawrence H 220 N. Elam Avenue Greensboro 

Best, Mrs. James 3513 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Blue, Mrs. Waylon 2505 Dalrymple Road Sanford 

Boone, Paul G 107 Homewood Avenue Greensboro 

Boyd, Charles T Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Bunn, F. Elmo, Jr 2404 Hawthorne Greensboro 

Bright, Mrs. C. L 1617 Woodland Avenue Burlington 

Brown, Frank, M.D 1015 Professional Village ... Greensboro 

Brown, John W Box 547 Sanford 

Campbell, Glenn H 3333 Spring Street Greensboro 

Carlson, C. Fred 1006 Carolina Greensboro 

Clark, Harry M 301 Lakeside Avenue Burlington 

Clayton, Elwood Route 1 RufRn 

Cooke, A. 621 Woodland Greensboro 

Cooke. W. Owen Jefferson Building Greensboro 

Coxhead, George Box 1058 Chapel Hill 

Grumpier, June A Mebane 

Dail, Mrs. John R Rt. 7, Box 90 Burlington 

Dalton, P. Hunter, Sr 1048 Rockford Road High Point 

Dalton, Mrs. P. Hunter, Sr...] 048 Rockford Road High Point 

Darden, Mrs. Claiborne 802 Dover Road Greensboro 

Donnell, C. Hodgin Route 6 Greensboro 

Estes, Mrs. Joseph C Sandy Clay Road Haw River 

Fewell, Richard A 508 Fountain Place Burlington 

Fitzpatrick, Dr. Hugh C 117 S. Main Street Asheboro 

Foster, Arthur Jr 1905 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Garrison, Staley F Box 266 Burlington 

Goley, Mrs. W. C 217 N. Main Street Graham 

Green, Sydney Hillsboro 

Greeson, A. G., Jr Route 6 Greensboro 

Hall, Alonzo C 206 Tate Street Greensboro 

Hall, Miss Pat 500 Forrest Avenue Greensboro 

Harmon, Mrs. Clyde 1811 Rolling Road Greensboro 

Holmes, Gabe 105 Chisholm Street Sanford 

Hood, Robert H 101 Bethel Springs Dale. .. .Greensboro 

Holt, Ralph M Mays Lake Burlington 

Holt, William Jr Box 931 Sanford 

Ingle, Paul 319 Mangum Street High Point 

Ingram, Robert J Box 689 Sanford 

Irving, Mrs. John, Jr Madison 

Jones, Clarence D Hillsboro 

Jones, J. L North State Chevrolet Co.. . .Greensboro 

Jones, Thos. 559 S. Main Street Burlington 

Johnson, C. C. Jr 1418 Garfield Road Burlington 

Kellenberger, John A Southeastern Building Greenslboro 

Keister, Albert S 1617 S. College Park Drive .. Greensboro 

Kent, John S. Jr Guilford Building Greensboro 

Kerchner, Chas. E 500 Cornwallis Drive Greensboro 

King, Huger S 701 Sunset Drive Greensboro 

Lambert, W. A 534 Woodvale Greensboro 

Leary, G. T 3816 Riverdale Drive Greensboro 



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Lewis, Carlyle B Robert Street Madison 

Loy, M. C 2702 Mirror Lake Drive Burlington 

Lipscomb, John 4909 Friendly Road Greensboro 

Lucas-Keith, Alan 705 Greenwood Rd Chapel Hill 

MacLean, Herman G Route 1 Haw River 

McAlister, Lacy L 706 N. Greene St Greensboro 

Mclver, Almon 529 Park View Drive Burlington 

McKenzie, R. L Route 5 Asheboro 

McNeely, Robert H Jefferson Building Greensboro 

McPherson, Wm. S 1608 Catherine Drive Burlington 

Marsh, Sydney F 2631 Walker Avenue Greensboro 

Meyers, Charles F., Jr Burlington Industries Greensboro 

Morrah, David W. Jr 1411 Whilden Place Greensboro 

Morrison, H. P 224 Edgedale High Point 

Myers, Henry N 107 W. Newlyn Greensboro 

Murray, Mrs. Marion J Route 1, Box 7 Sanford 

Neal, David Route 1 Reidsville 

Perry, Mr. and Mrs. C. W...1207 N. Rotary Drive High Point 

Perry, J. C 212 Cross Street Sanford 

Perkins, K. V Yanceyville 

Peters, W. W., Mrs Box 328 Graham 

Phipps, W. Gilmer Route 1 McLeansville 

Plummer, Charles E 227 N. Elm Street Greensboro 

Richardson, Robert P Box 1109 Reidsville 

Richmond, Thomas M c/o N. C. National Bank. ... Greensboro 

Saunders, J. Maryon W. University Drive Chapel Hill 

Scott, Ralph H c/o Melville Dairy Burlington 

Seymour, Woodrow 205 Hillcrest Drive Sanford 

Smith, Archie 628 E. Kivett Street Asheboro 

Spencer, Frank Route 2 Chapel Hill 

Shield, Wm. B. Mrs 603 Country Club Drive Burlington 

Singletary, W. C Southeastern Building Greensboro 

Snead, Dennis 4245 Ashland Drive Greensboro 

Springs, W. G 108 N. Franklin Street Reidsville 

Stack, Coy 518 Maple Street Leaksville 

Southerland, Frank M 602 S. Fifth Street Mebane 

Straighn, W. R 1016 Highland Woods Chapel Hill 

Strayhorn, Robert Route 2 Chapel Hill 

Sugg, W. G 520 Sunset Drive Sanford 

Sullivan, W. H 4413 W. Market St. Ext Greensboro 

Taylor, John R 2910 E. Bessemer Avenue ... Greensboro 

Vincent, W. S. Mrs 1100 Pamlico Drive Greensboro 

Vincent, Jos. S 2502 W. Market St Burlington 

Walker, D. J. Jr Mitchell Office Supply Greensboro 

West, Hilton G 603 Woodland Drive Burlington 

White, R. D 405 Circle Drive Mebane 

White, Steve A Greensboro 

Wilkins, Chas. S Box 1288 Burlington 

Wilson, Mrs. Rufus D 933 S. Church Street Burlington 

Wilson, Willard G 610 Woodbriar Lane Greensboro 

Wilson, J. C 105 Elgin Place Graham 

Yount, Dr. M. E Leaksville 

Yount, John M Box 119 Greensboro 



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DIRECTORY OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

1. OFFICERS 

Moderator Harry F. Barnett 

Stated Clerk, Treasurer, 

and Executive Secretary C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Permanent Clerk Jerry C. McCann, 1966 

II. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Area Director of Christian Education Miss Helen Cole 

c/o Starmount Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 10, 162, Greensboro — 27404 

Prog"ram Director of Camp New Hope James S. R. Tippens 

Rt. 2, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514 

III. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

(Key: SS — Succeeds self; RE — Replacement) 

The Council (Term Three Years) 

Chairman — Harry M. Clark 

A. Chairmen of the following Committees: Annuities and Relief; Campus 
Christian Life; Candidates; Christian Education; Christian Relations; 
Church Extension; Commission on the Minister and His Work; 
General Fund Agencies; Evangelism; Women's Work; Higher Educa- 
tion; Homes; World Missions and Overseas Relief; Stewardship 
Promotion. 

B. Presidents: Men of Orange; Women of the Church of Orange; 
Ex-Officio — Moderator and Stated Clerk 

C. Elected by Presbytery (7 members) 3 Elders, 3 Deacons, 1 Woman 

1964— R. D. White, Sydney Marsh (RE) 

1965— F. Elmo Bunn, Jr.; Mrs. Britt Armfield (SS) John R. Taylor 

1966— Harry M. Clark (SS) Paul G. Boone 

IV. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
(Term 3 years — 7 members) 

1964— John Eliason, John M. Yount (RE) 

1965— H. P. Morrison, W. W. Peters 

1966 — Lee W. Adkins, Marion J. Murray, Frank M. Southerland 

V. TRUSTEES 

1. Davidson College (Term 4 years — 4 members) 

1964— Charles F. Myers, Jr. (RE) 

1965— T. Henry Patterson 

1966— John A. Redhead, Jr. (SS) 

1967— Huger S. King (SS) 

2. Glade Valley (Term two years — 9 members) 

1964— June Grumpier, Allen C. McSween, Paul Ingle, (SS) 
Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton (SS) 

1965— John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Singletary (SS), Ralph M. 
Holt, Carlyle B. Lewis, Charles W. Perry 

3. Orange Presbytery (Term three years — 6 members) 
Chairman — C. Fred Carlson 

1964— C. Fred Carlson (SS), Tom Richmond (SS) 

1965— C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Robert H. McNeely (SS) 

1966— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 



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VI. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Annuities and Relief (Term 3 years, 6 members) 
Chairman— Z. T. PiephofF, Sr. 

1964 — Lacy L. McAlister, C. Almon Mclver 

1965— Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Mrs. W. C. Goley 

1966— W. M. Baker, J. William Orders, Jr. 

2. Campus Christian Life (Term 3 years — 5 members) 

(3 Ministers, 2 lay persons) 
Chairman — William Brown 

1964 — William Brown, Albert M. Keister 

1965— Joseph W. Flora 

1966 — Samuel R. Fudge, J. Maryon Saunders 

3. Committee on Candidates (Term 3 years — 9 Members) 

(5 Ministers, 4 lay persons) 

Chairman — Irving E. Birdseye 

1964 — Irving E. Birdseye, Vance Barron, Robert M. Armfield 

1965— Alonzo C. Hall, Miss Pat Hall, J. P. Stephenson, Jr. 

1966— Dr. Frank Brown, John H. Leith, H, Middleton Raynal 

4. Christian Education (Term 3 years — 24 members) 

AREA DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION— Miss Helen Cole 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CAMP NEW HOPE— 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens 

Chairman — John L. Davis, III 

1964— Lee W. Adkins, W. E. Lytch, Chas. Fitzpatrick, Pete R. Arm- 
strong, W. A. Lambert, W. G. Springs, Mrs. John R. Dail, 
Mrs. Joseph C. Estes 

1965 — John L. Davis, III, Joseph Flora, Frank Spencer, George Cox- 
head, Mrs. W. W. Peters, Durward T. Stokes, K. V. Perkins, 
Mrs. C. L. Bright 

1966— John W. Brown, Clifford D. Caldwell, Levi H. Humphreys, G. 
T. Leary, Mrs. Marion J. Murray, Z. T. PiephofF, Jr., E. P. 
Barnes (SS), Coy Stack (SS) 

5. Christian Relations (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — John A. Womeldorf 

1964— Dr. W. R. Straughn 

1965— John A. Womeldorf 

1966— Sydney F. Marsh (SS) 

Secretaries of Men of the Church and Women of the Church, 
Young Adults and Young People 

6. Christianity and Health (Term 3 years — 5 members) 
Chairman — John E. Eliason 

1964— John E. Eliason, Dr. Hugh Fitzpatrick 

1965— Dr. Frank Brown 

1966 — Dr. Richard A. Fewell, Irving E. Birdseye 

7. Church Extension (Term 3 years — 16 members) 
Chairman — Ben F. Brown 

1964— W. M. Currie (RE), Robert P. Richardson (SS), Ben F. 
Brown, June A. Grumpier, (SS), J. L. Jones (SS) 

1965 — W. Owen Cooke, Gabe Holmes, Charles S. Wilkins, J. R. Ingram 
(SS) Kay Misenheimer, Mrs. Claiborne Darden, W. Clark 
Porter, III 

1966— E. Frank Andrews, D. J. Walker, Jr., J. W. Walkup (SS), 
Roy E. Watts (SS) 



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Chairman of Church Extension — Women of Orange 
Ex-Officio — Chairman on Evangelism 

8. Examinations (Term 3 years 12 members) 
Chairman — William D. Varker 

A. Church Government 

1964— Wm. M. Currie 

1965— John C. Whitley 

1966— Charles B. Yeargan 

B. English Bible 

1964— William Brown 

1965— Charles G. Fitzpatrick 

1966— Gray W. Hampton, Jr. 

C. Sacraments 

1964— Roy K. Patterson 

1965— Harry E. Smith 

1966— James E. Wood 

D. Theology 

1964— William J. Orders, Jr. (SS) 

1965— Tom B. Anderson 

1966— William D. Varker (SS) 

9. Evangelism (Term 3 years — 6 Members) 
Chairman — Joseph M. Garrison 

1964— R. Don Carson 

1965 — Joseph M. Garrison, W. Gilmer Phipps 

1966— Charles McNutt 

President Men of Orange Presbytery 

Spiritual Growth Chairman, Women of Orange Presbytery 

10. General Fund Agencies (Term 3 years — Chairman and 8 members) 

(3 ministers, 4 laymen, 1 woman) 

Chairman — A. V. Ray 

1964— Samuel S. Cappell (SS), M. C. Loy (SS) 

1965— A. V. Ray, Elwood Clayton (SS), Jack Heintzleman 

1966— John Lipscomb, Donald E. Trent, W. G. Sugg 

Chairman General Fund Agencies W.O. C. Orange Presbytery 

11. Higher Education (Term 3 years — 3 members) 

(2 Ministers, 1 lay person) 
Chairman — R. Don Carson 

1964— R. Don Carson 

1965— John E. Kimbirl 

1966— David W. Morrah, Jr. 

12. Homes (Term 3 years, 10 members — Chairman and 10 members) 
Chairman — Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 

1964— W. Clark Porter, HI (SS), Willard G. Wilson, John A. Womel- 
dorf (SS), Mrs. W. L. Shoffner (SS) 

1965— John R. Dail (SS), C. Hodgin Donnell (SS), Mrs. James Best 
(SS) 

1966— W. H. Sullivan, Jr., James J. Watkins, Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 

13. Ministers Salaries 
Chairman — Dr. R. E. Balsley 

1964— W. Owen Cooke, Charles E. Plummer 

1965 — Charles Kerchner, Steve A. White 

1966— Dr. R. E. Balsley, Charles W. Perry 

14. Nominations Committee (Term 3 years — 7 members) 
Chairman — James H. Wade 

1964— James H. Wade, John A. Womeldorf, Paul G. Boone 



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1965— Sam Cappell, Glenn H. Campbell 

1966— Charles McNutt, Charles Kerchner 

15. Presbyterian Survey - 
Chairman — Samuel C. Smith 

1964— John C. Whitley 

1965— Samuel C. Smith (RE) 

Treasurer Women of Orange Presbytery 

16. Sessional Records (Term 3 years — 3 members) 
Chairman — Charles E. Kerchner 

1964— Charles E. Kerchner 

1965— William J. Wrenn, Jr. 

1966— James Eraser Miller 

17. Stewardship Promotion (Term 3 years — 12 members) 
Chairman — Herman G. MacLean 

District I. 1964— W. E. Lytch, 1965— R. E. Balsley, M.D., 1966— 
David Neal 

District II. 1964— Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., 1965— Glenn H. Campbell, 
1966— J. S. Vincent 

District III. 1964 — Clarence Jones, 1965 — Levi Humphreys (RE), 
1966— C. C. Johnson, Jr. 

District IV. 1964— J. W. Walkup (RE), Mrs. W. S. Vincent, 1965— 
Mrs. A. O. Cooke, 1966— J. C. Perry, Herman G. Mac- 
Lean (SS) 

18. Women's Work (Term 3 years — Chairman and 4 members) 
Chairman — J. Earl Adkins 

1964 — Sydney Green 

1965— Mrs. John Irving', Jr. (SS), Charles W. Coats 

1966— J. Earl Adkins, Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson 

19. World Missions and Overseas Relief (Term 3 years — 9 members) 
Chairman — Samuel S. Cappel 

1964— Arthur J. Foster, Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (RE), Hilton G. West (SS) 

1965— Samuel S. Cappel, Henry Myers, A. G. Greeson, Jr. (SS) 

1966— Wm. S. McPherson, Mrs. Wm. B. Shields, John E. Eliason (SS) 

20. Worship (Term 3 years — 1 member) 
1964— Walter H. Goodman, Jr. 

VII. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. History: 

Chairman— Charles W. Perry, Marion S. Huske, W. M. Baker, T. 
Henry Patterson 

2. Installations : 

Chairman — John E. Kimbirl, Kay M. Misenheimer, W. P. Albright 

3. Insurance : 

Chairman — Thos. O. Jones, Staley F. Garrison, Jr., John Kent, Jr. 

4. Manse Maintenance : 

Chairman — Lawrence H. Bennett, Dennis Snead, Mrs. Clyde Harmon 

5. Presbyterian Foundation: 

Chairman— Tom B. Anderson, T. Henry Patterson, June A. Grumpier, 
Archie L. Smith, Mrs. Britt Armfield, Roy E. Watts (RE) 



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6. Presbytery Oivned Office Building: 

Chairman — June A. Grumpier. E. Frank Andrews, Robert E. Balsley, 
M.D., Ralph Scott, Gharles W. Perry, T. Henry Patterson 

7. Records and Amendments: 

Ghairman — John A. Womeldorf, James F. Miller, Robert L. McKenzie 

CANDIDATES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 1964- 

1. Bright, Ralph G., 1504 Liberty Drive, Greensboro First, Union 2 

2. Goble, Ray Holt, 930 Woodbrok Drive, Guilford Gollege, Faith, Columbia 
1964 

3. Holmes, Jerry B., 1117 Attica Street, Westview, Burlington, Elon 4 

4. Johnson, James M., Route 3, Sanford, Status indefinite 

5. Lipscomb, John, Faith, Guilford College, to attend Union 

6. Manuel 0. Wendell, 560 Academy Street, Madison, Union 2 

7. McKay, Neill W., Jr., Guilford Park, Attending Presbyterian College 

8. Regan, James, 514 Lowdermilk Street, Greensboro, Bessemer, 
Pre-Seminary 

9. Smith, Samuel G., 234 Dalton Street, Madison, Union 2 

10. Walker, Samuel O., Jr., Greensboro First, Guilford College 

11. Watts, Worth Nelson, 1204 Glenv^ood Avenue, Glenwood, Greensboro, 

12. White, Stephen A. "Zan", VI., South Fifth Street, Mebane, Columbia 2 

13. Williams, Samuel R., Greensboro, Buffalo, Columbia 2 

14. Wray, Clyde M., Jr., Broadway, Columbia 2 

Candidates under care of Sessions for Lay Service: 

Dr. Jerry Jay Eller, Westminster, interning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
January 27, 1964 



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MrNUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED NINETIETH 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Madison, N. C. 
April 18, 1963 

The Three Hundred Ninetieth Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Irving 
Birdseye, at 9:30 A.M. in the Madison Presbyterian Church, 
Madison, N. C. on Thursday, April 18, 1963. Following the sing- 
ing of ''Now Thank We All Our God," the Moderator opened the 
meeting with prayer. 

Special music was presented by Mr. & Mrs. Jack Sealy of the 
Madison Church. Mr. Birdseye read Luke 24:28-35 and delivered 
the Communion Meditation on the subject, "Known in Breaking 
Bread." The Communion Service was conducted by Rev. Jack 
Heintzleman and Rev. John Kimbirl. The elements were dis- 
tributed by the Elders of the Madison Church. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins Roland Monroe Edgewood 

Tom B. Anderson J. D. Mackintosh, Jr Burlington First 

Lawrence W. Avent H. C. Simmons Crestwood 

Harry Barnett Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

Vance Barron 

Irving E. Birdseye Jack E. Foster Guilford Park 

Eugene J. Boelte 

J. A. Boyd John Williams Milton 

Ben F. Brown J. Ralph Hobbs Alamance 

William Brown 

C. D. Caldwell George A. Covington High Point First 

Sam S. Cappel John Latta Mebane 

R. D. Carson Calvin Donnell Sanford First 

Charles W. Coats Alton Woods Little River 

John S. Cook 

John R. Dail Larry Parsons Trinity 

John L. Davis C. C. O'Brien Vandalia 

John Eliason W. H. Ingle Siler City 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick . . . Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Joe W. Flora 

Sam Fudge R. A. Witherspoon New Hope 

Joseph M. Garrison W. Purvis Albright Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Howell W. McGuire Sedgefield 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr C. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

Jack Heintzleman George W. Lasley Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Sam R. Hope J. H. McCall Forest Hills 

Levi H. Humphreys Ray Taylor Piedmont 

George H. V. Hunter 
Marion S. Huske 

John E. Kimbirl L. W. Smith Bessemer 

William E. Lytch Sam M. Bason Yanceyville 

Jerry C. McCann A. L. Lefler St. Paul 



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C. W. McNutt Wayne Cooper Northside 

Allen C. McSween Robert H. Hood Starmount 

James F. Miller Carl R. Rich Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe Westview 

M. J. Murray W. M. Holt Jonesboro 

J. William Orders 

T. Henry Patterson Carlyle B. Lewis Madison 

W. S. Patterson 

W. W. Peters Jabes C. Swanner, Jr Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff, Jr Arthur Ross, Jr Asheboro First 

W. C. Porter, III Sam W. Hughes Eno 

Charles G. Waddell, Jr.. .Fairfield 
A. V. Ray Smyrna 

William S. Rakestraw. . . .Wentworth 

H. Middleton Raynal J. T. Roberts Morningside 

John A. Redhead, Jr Harry Laubscher Greensboro First 

Harry S. Smith E. Frank Andrews 

Sam Smith Robert M. Vanstory Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson J. M. McKinney Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

Sam Thomas R. C. Mebane Hawfields 

Donald E. Trent T. M. Perry St. Andrews 

William D. Varker D. M. Fuquay Westminster 

James H. Wade L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup K. M. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

James J. Watkins L. R. Gladden Pocket 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

John A. Womeldorf N. T. Wrenn Brentwood 

James E. Wood 

W. J. Wrenn, Jr Walter Butler Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

Charles B. Yeargan Kenneth Brothers Springwood 

Jim Brooks Stony Creek 

William Chambers El Bethel 

R. L. McKenzie Dogwood Acres 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Bethany, Bethesda, Black Memorial, Broadway, Chapel Hill, 
Cumnock, East Burlington, Euphronia, Faith, Farmville, 
Goldston, Greenwood, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Hope View, 
Joyce, Memorial, Mt. Vernon Springs, Oakview, Pittsboro, 
Randolph, Red House, Riverview, Salem, Shiloh, Speedwell. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Rev. Sam S. Cappel, Pastor of the Mebane Presbyterian 
Church, was elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. John 
Davis and Rev. William Orders were elected temporary clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Mr. Carlyle Lewis, Elder of the Madison Church, recalled the 
long and useful history of the church and gave a cordial wel- 
come to the Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. T. Henry Patterson who gave an addi- 
tional word of welcome to the Presbytery. The docket as 
printed was adopted : 



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DOCKET 

390TH STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Thursday, April 18, 1963 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MADISON, N. C. 

9:30 A.M. Presbytery Called to Order — Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 
Opening Worship — Rev. Walter Goodman, Chairman 
Communion Meditation — Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 
Communion Service — Rev. John Kimbirl, Rev. Jack Heintzle- 
man, Session of Madison Church 

Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Rev. Sam Cappel, Moderator in 
Nomination 
Temporary Clerks 

Address of Welcome — 

Report of Committee on Orders — Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Host 
Pastor 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications and Announcements 
11:00 A.M. Recess 

Appointment of Standing Committees 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 
REPORTS OF: 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Mr. H. P. Morri- 
son, Chairman 

Examinations Committee — Rev. Wm. D. Varker, Chairman 

1. Rev. James Eraser Miller, Fayetteville Presbytery — 
Meadowside Church 

2. Rev. Donald E. Trent — Cherokee, St. Andrews Church, 
Sanford 

Installations — Rev. John Kimbirl 

1. Rev. John E. Eliason, Siler City Church 

2. Rev. Chas. Fitzpatrick, Bethel Church 

Church Extension Committee — Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 
12:30 P.M. Lunch 

Courtesy Committee 

Christian Education Committee — Rev. Sam Thomas, Chairman 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens, 
Reporting 

Committee on Candidates — Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, Chairman 
Council of Orange — Mr. Harry Clark, Chairman 
Stewardship Promotion Committee — Mr. Herman G. MacLean, 
Chairman 

Nominations Committee — Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 
Administrative Commission, Report of Dr. Jos. M. Garrison, 

Chairman 
Nomination of next Moderator 
Time and Place of next meeting 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 
Adjournment 



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INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson introduced Rev. Earle Rogers, Pastor 
of the First Baptist Church of Madison and Rev. Frank Ed- 
wards, Pastor of the First Methodist Church of Madison. 
Rev. Levi Humphreys of the Presbytery of Granville, Rev. 
James Miller of the Presbytery of Fayetteville, and Rev. 
Donald E. Trent of the Presbytery of Cherokee were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. Mr. Vance Whit- 
field of the Greensboro Record was introduced. Mr. H. P. 
Morrison was given the privilege of the floor, and Elders 
attending Presbytery for the first time were also presented. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner: 

1. Requests for excuses from this meeting of Presbytery from Rev. 
Coy Bovender, Rev. J, M. Millard, Rev. Roy Patteson, Rev. W. M. 
Rice, and Dr. Marshall Woodson; from the afternoon session, Rev. 
Charles McNutt and Mr. Wayne Cooper. The requests v^ere granted. 

2. Request in the terms of the Pastor's Call was granted as follows: 
Westview Church. Salary $5,724.00 and Car Allowance $800.00 
retroactive to January 1, 1963. 

3. Request of Dr. Marshall S. Woodson that he be permitted to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery to serve the First Presbyterian 
Church, Winston Salem. The request was granted. 

4. A letter from Dr. James Sprunt, President of the Association of 
World Missions Committee Chairmen of the General Assembly, ask- 
ing that Presbytery underwrite the expenses of the Chairman of 
the World Missions Committee of the Presbytery to attend the World 
Missions Conference at Montreat. A motion was adopted that these 
expenses be paid out of the budget of the World Missions Committee 
through the office of Orange Presbytery. 

5. Request from Dr. R. H. Stone, President of Glade Valley School, that 
he be granted ten minutes to have a trustee of the School tell 
about the work of the school. The request was granted and he intro- 
duced Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, President of the Board of Trustees, 
who spoke about recent developments in the life of the school. 

6. Request from Mr. Coy Stack that he be granted the privilege of the 
floor to speak about the Presbyterian Men's Convention. The request 
was granted and he urged greater registration from Orange Presby- 
tery for the Convention in Dallas, Texas in June. 

7. A restating of the invitation of the Westview Church for the meet- 
ing of Orange Presbytery to be held with them October 17, 1963. 
This was received as information. 

8. An invitation from the First Church Asheboro to entertain the 
summer meeting of Presbytery July 18, 1963. A motion was adopted 
that the invitation be accepted and appreciation expressed to the 
Asheboro Church. 

9. Certificates of Dismission for Rev. Levi H. Humphreys, Rev. James 
F. Miller, and Rev. Donald E. Trent. These were received and re- 
corded in the minutes. 



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10. Certificates of Reception for Rev. Horace Douty from Lexington 
Presbytery, for Rev. Eric McQuitty from Bluestone Presbytery and 
for Rev. Earl Woodall from Lexington Presbytery. These were 
acknowledged and received as information. 

RECESS PERIOD 

Presbytery recessed for fifteen minutes. 

COMMUNICATIONS (ConM'nued) 

11. Request of Rev. James Wade to give a report on a study of the 
Nominations Committee showing Ministers who have and have not 
been Moderator. The request was granted and he gave this report 
as preparation for the election of Moderator later in the day. The 
report was received as information. 

12. The resignation of Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick from the Nominations 
Committee. A motion was adopted that the resignation be accepted. 

13. Request from Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick that the pastoral relationship 
between him and the Dogwood Acres Church be dissolved in order 
that he might accept a call to the Bethel Church. A representative 
from the Dogwood Acres Church stated that in a duly called meeting 
the congregation of the church concurred in this request. The request 
was granted. 

14. The Minutes of Commissions to install Rev. Harry Barnett, Rev. 
John R. Dail, Rev. H. Middleton Raynal, and Rev. Samuel C. Smith 
were received and admitted to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. HARRY F. BARNETT 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Cross Roads Church February 24, 1963 at 10:45 A.M. and was con- 
vened with prayer by Rev. Sam Cappel. Members present: Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton, Rev. Sam Cappel and Elders J. A. Tate, Guy F. Richmond, and A.M. 
Edgerton. A quorum was present. Elder A. M. Edgerton was elected clerk. 
Rev. L. T. Edgerton presided in the Worship Service. Rev. Sam Cappel 
preached the Sermon from the text Psalms 126:1 and John 11:32-35. Rev. 
L. T. Edgerton recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the 
Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative. Rev. Harry F. Barnett was installed as pastor 
of the Cross Roads Church, according to Paragraph 27-6 of the Book of 
Church Order. Rev. L. T. Edgerton delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Elder J. A. Tate to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Moderator 
Elder A. M. Edgerton, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN R. DAIL 

The Cornmission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Trinity Church on October 28, 1962 at 1:15 P.M. and was convened 
with prayer by Rev. Sam Thomas. Members present: Rev. Sam Thomas, 
Rev. Coy Bovender, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., and Elders J. R. Henderson, 
Larry Parsons, and Samuel S. Webb. A quorum was present. Elder Samuel 
S. Webb was elected clerk. Rev. Sam Thomas presided in the Worship 



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Service. Rev. Coy Bovender preached the Sermon on the text Isaiah with 
the title, "In This Sign Conquer." Rev. Sam Thomas recited the proceed- 
ings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the 
Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, 
Rev. John R. Dail was installed as Minister of the Trinity Church, accord- 
ing to Paragraph 27-6 of the Book of Church Order. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, 
Sr. delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder J. R. Henderson to the 
congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Larry Parsons. 

Rev. Sam Thomas, Moderator 
Elder Samuel S. Webb, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. H. MIDDLETON RAYNAL 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Morningside Church, February 10, 1963 at 7:30 P.M. and was con- 
vened with prayer by Elder Roland Monroe. Members present: Rev. J. Earl 
Adkins, Rev. R. Don Carson, Rev. M. J. Murray, Rev. J. W. Walkup and 
Elders Duncan Godfrey, Roland Monroe, Glenn York and Victor King. A 
quorum was present. Elder Glenn York was elected clerk. Rev. M. J. Murray 
presided in the Worship Service. Rev. M. J. Murray preached the Sermon 
on the text Matthew 16:18 on the subject, "My Church." Rev. M. J. Murray 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative, Rev. H. Middleton Raynal was installed as Pastor of the 
Morningside Church, according to Paragraph 27-6 Book of Church Order. 
Rev. J. W. Walkup delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Earl 
Adkins to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Victor King. 

Rev. M. J. Murray, Moderator 
Elder Glenn York, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. SAMUEL C. SMITH 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the First Church, Reidsville, N. C. on January 27, 1963 and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. Allen C, McSween. Members present: Rev. 
John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. Marion S. Huske, Rev. Allen C. McSween and 
Elders Houston Hendrix, Montgomery Hill, and Henry V. Koonts. A quorum 
was present. Elder Houston Hendrix was elected clerk. Rev. Allen C. 
McSween presided in the Worship Service. Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 
preached the sermon from the text, Ephesians 14:11-12 on the subject, "A 
Dynamic Church." Rev. Allen C. McSween recited the proceedings of Pres- 
bytery and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and 
the Congregation. These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Samuel C. 
Smith was installed as Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, 
N. C. according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder Mont- 
gomery Hill delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. Marion S. Huske 



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to the congregation. Elder Henry V. Koonts offered the prayer of Installa- 
tion. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Rev. Allen C. McSween, Moderator 
Elder Houston Hendrix, Clerk 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. BILLS AND OVERTURES 
Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 
Rev. Marion Murray 

Mr. Charles Kerchner 

2. COURTESY 

Rev. Charles Coats 
Rev. John R. Bail 
Mr. Robert Hood 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. H. P. Morrison, Chairman. The Report 
with the recommendations was adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE, APRIL 18, 1963 

MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MADISON, NORTH CAROLINA 

I. Under authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission on the 
Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission in the following 
matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. At a called meeting on February 19, 1963 the Reverend Burton M. 
Sherrod appeared before the Commission with the request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the East Burlington Pres- 
byterian Church, Burlington, N. C, be dissolved as of March 1, 1963, 
and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery 
of Piedmont, Synod of South Carolina, in order that he might accept 
the calls of the Nell Townsend and Grace Presbyterian Churches, 
Anderson, South Carolina. Ruling Elder Don Starling of the East 
Burlington Church stated that a duly called congregational meeting 
the congregation reluctantly concurred with Mr. Sherrod in request- 
ing the Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relationship. Upon motion 
duly made and passed the request of Mr. Sherrod was granted and 
the Stated Clerk was instructed to send the Certificate of Transfer 
to the Presbytery of Piedmont and that a letter of commendation 
accompany the Certificate. The East Burlington Presbyterian Church 
pulpit was declared vacant as of March 1, 1963. 

2. At a regular meeting on March 5, 1963 the Reverend Milton M. 
Foust appeared before the Commission with the request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Cumnock, Farmville 
and Gulf Presbyterian Churches be dissolved as of March 18, 1963 
and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery 
of Concord, Synod of North Carolina in order that he might accept 
the call of the Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, N. C. Rul- 
ing Elder Brooks Field of the Cumnock Church, Ruling Elder Wilson 



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Tyson of the Farmville Church and Ruling Elder Ernest Cole of 
the Gulf Church all stated that at a duly called congregational meet- 
ing their respective congregations reluctantly concurred with Mr. 
Foust in his request that the Presbytery dissolve the pastoral 
relationship. Upon motion duly made and passed, the request of 
Mr. Foust was granted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send 
the Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Concord and that 
a letter of commendation accompany the Certificate. The pulpits 
of the Cumnock, Farmville and Gulf Churches were declared vacant 
as of March 18, 1963. 

3. At a regular meeting the Reverend John E. Eliason appeared before 
the Commission with the request that the pastoral relationship be- 
tween himself and the Hope View Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
North Carolina, be dissolved as of March 18, 1963 in order that he 
might accept the call of the Siler City Presbyterian Church, Siler 
City, N. C. in the Presbytery of Orange. Ruling Elder Floyd Tucker 
stated that at a duly called congregational meeting the congregation 
reluctantly concurred with Mr. Eliason in his request that the Pres- 
bytery dissolve the pastoral relationship. Upon motion duly made 
and passed the request of Mr. Eliason was granted and the pulpit 
of the Hope View Presbyterian Church was declared vacant as of 
March 18, 1963. 

4. At a regular meeting on April 2, 1963 the Chairman read a letter 
from the Reverend Douglas L. Paulson requesting that he be granted 
a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, Synod 
of North Carolina in order that he might accept the call of the 
Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon 
motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Paulson was granted 
and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send the Certificate of 
Transfer to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has examined 
the following calls and found them in order: 

1. The congregation of the Meadowside Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C. has called as pastor the Reverend James F. Miller of 
the Presbytery of Fayetteville, with terms of call as follows: 

a. $4,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse, also $350.00 for utilities 

c. $800.00 annual car allowance 

d. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the pastor and 
his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Moving expense from the manse in Fayetteville to the manse of 
the Meadowside Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N. C. 

2. The congregation of the Siler City Presbyterian Church, Siler City, 
N. C. has called as pastor the Reverend John E. Eliason of the 
Presbytery of Orange. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. $4,800.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. $800.00 annual car allowance 

d. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the pastor and 
his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Moving expense from manse in Greensboro to the manse of the 
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3. The congregation of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Burlington, 
North Carolina, has called as pastor the Reverend Levi H. Humph- 
reys of the Presbytery of Granville. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. $5,100.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse with all utilities paid except personal long dis- 
tance telephone calls 

c. $800.00 annual car allowance 

d. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the pastor and 
his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Moving expense from the manse in Littleton, N. C. to the manse 
of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church in Burlington. 

4. The congregation of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Route 6, 
Sanford, N. C. has called as pastor the Reverend Donald E. Trent 
of the Presbytery of Cherokee. Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. $4,600.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. $800.00 annual car allowance 

d. TV2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the pastor and 
his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Moving expense from the manse in Menlo, Georgia, to the manse 
of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. C. 

5. The congregation of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, 
N. C. has called as pastor the Reverend Charles G. Fitzpatrick of 
the Presbytery of Orange. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. $4,800.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse plus utilities including local telephone calls 

c. $800.00 annual car allowance 

d. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. Group Life and Major Medical Benefits Policy for the pastor and 
his family 

f. One month vacation 

g. Moving expense from the manse in Asheboro to the manse of the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church in McLeansville. 

IIL RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the calls to the following men be approved and that after 
examination and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations 
the calls be placed in their hands: 

1. Meadowside Church, Greensboro, to Reverend James F. Miller 

2. Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. to the Rev. 
Levi H. Humphreys. 

3. St. Andrews Church, Sanford, to the Reverend Donald E. Trent. 

2. That the calls to the following men be approved and that the calls 
be placed in their hands: 

1. Siler City Church, Siler City, to the Reverend John E. Eliason 

2. Bethel Church, McLeansville, to the Reverend Charles G. Fitz- 
patrick. 

3. That Commissions be appointed to install Mr. Miller as pastor of 
Meadowside Church, Greensboro, N. C; Mr. Eliason as pastor of the 
Siler City Church, Siler City, N. C, Mr. Humphreys as pastor of 
the Piedmont Church, Burlington; Mr. Donald E. Trent as pastor of 
the St. Andrews Church, Sanford, and Mr. Fitzpatrick as pastor of 
the Bethel Church, McLeansville, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. P. Morrison, Chairman 



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EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. William Varker, Chairman. He intro- 
duced for examination Rev. Levi Humphreys, Rev. James 
Miller, and Rev. Donald Trent, and then led the Presbytery in 
prayer. They were examined in their Christian experience 
by the Moderator; on their views in Theology by Rev. Tom 
Anderson ; on their views in the Sacraments by Rev. Lawrence 
Avent; and on their views in Church Government by Rev. 
John Davis. The examinations were sustained as satisfactory 
in their several parts and as a whole. Rev. Levi Humphreys 
accepted from the Moderator the call to the Piedmont Church, 
Rev. James Miller accepted the call to the Meadowside Church, 
and Rev. Donald Trent accepted the call to the St. Andrews 
Church. They signed the Book of Obligations and were en- 
rolled as members of Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. John Eliason accepted from the Moderator the call to 
the Siler City Church and Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick accepted 
the call to the Bethel Church. 

Rev. Levi Humphreys requested permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Presbytery in the Presbytery of Granville 
until June 1, 1963. The request was granted. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

1. That Presbytery thank everyone who has had a part in the Survey 
of the Presbytery for their fine cooperation and valuable help. 

2. That Presbytery endorse the $14,000.00 note of the Glenwood Church 
which replaces the present $17,000.00 note. 

PRESBYTERIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND, Report on 

Was given by Rev. Tom Anderson. He expressed appreciation 
for the cooperation of the churches of the Presbytery stating 
that Statements of Intent for $214,050.00 have been received. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Sam Thomas, Chairman. He called 
attention to the Christian Education Schedule and urged at- 
tendance at the Adult Workshops on the Covenant Life Cur- 
riculum and the Area Laboratory School in Montreat. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 to reconvene at 1:45. 
Rev. Levi Humphreys offered the prayer. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

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business of the day. The following were excused from the 
afternoon session: Rev. John R. Dail, Rev. John Davis, Rev. 
Sam Fudge, Rev. John Stephenson, Rev. Sam Thomas, Elder 
J. M. McKinney, Elder R. C. Mebane, and Elder Larry 
Parsons. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was given by Rev. Charles Coats, Chairman. The report was 
adopted as follows: 

To the Madison Presbyterian Church, its Pastor, Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
its Officers and members, we, the members of Orange Presbytery, express 
our sincere appreciation for gracious hospitality, during the Three 
Hundred Ninetieth Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery in this historic 
church which has contributed so much to the growth of the Kingdom of 
Christ in Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. Charles W. Coats, Chairman 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Kimbirl. The report was adopted 
as follows: 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN ELIASON PASTOR OF 
THE SILER CITY CHURCH ON APRIL 28, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside 

Rev. Allen C. McSween to preach the sermon 

Mr. Ralph Newman to charge the congregation 

Mr. H. P. Morrison to charge the Minister 

Rev. R. Don Carson to offer prayer 

Mr. James Parker 

Alternates : 

Rev. John Kimbirl 

Mr. Russell Lawson 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES G. FITZPATRICK PAS- 
TOR OF THE BETHEL CHURCH ON MAY 5, 1963 AT 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens to preach the sermon 

Rev, Marion F. Dick to charge the congregation 

Mr. Paul G. Boone to charge the Pastor 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton to offer the prayer 

Mr. Gilmer Phipps 

Mr. Charles Kerchner 

Alternates : 

Mr. H. P. Morrison 

Mr. Otis Lowe 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. LEVI H. HUMPHREYS PASTOR 
OF THE PIEDMONT CHURCH ON JUNE 9, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. W. W. Peters to preside 

Rev. John Eliason to preach the sermon 

Mr. John Barnwell to charge the congregation 

Rev. Kay Missenheimer to charge the pastor 

Mr. Ray Taylor to offer the prayer 

Mr. James Swanner 

Alternates: 

Rev. William Orders 

Mr. B. W. Wolfe 



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COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES F. MILLER PASTOR OF 
THE MEADOWSIDE CHURCH ON APRIL 21, 1963 AT 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. Lee Adkins to preside 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preach the sermon 

Rev. W. S. Patterson to charge the congregation 

Mr. Charles T. McNary to charge the Pastor 

Mr. McKibben Lane 

Mr. James Woods 

Alternates : 

Rev. John E. Kimbirl 

Mr. Charles Connelly 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DONALD E. TRENT PASTOR OF 
THE ST. ANDREWS CHURCH ON MAY 5, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. Don Carson to preside 

Rev. M. S. Huske to preach the sermon 

Rev. M. J. Murray to charge the congregation 

Mr. J. Glenn Edwards to charge the Pastor 

Mr. Gabe Holmes to oifer the prayer 

Mr. C. D. McLeod 

Alternates : 

Rev. J. W. Walkup 

Mr. Dixon Thomas 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES— No report 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. R. Don Carson. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the recommendations were adopted 
as follows : 

1. That the Manual be amended to call for the report of the Council on 
Records at the Summer Meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That the Manual be amended to call for the report on Audits at the 
Summer Meeting of Presbytery. 

3. That the Manual of Presbytery be rewritten and the responsibility be 
assigned to the special committee already established and presently 
studying Presbyterian methods and procedures. 

4. That the addressograph, graphotype, plates, file drawers, cabinets 
and other miscellaneous accessories, not now being used in Presby- 
tery's Office, be given to the Glade Valley School. 

5. That Presbytery's Permanent Clerk be given the complete respon- 
sibility for preparing the minutes of all Presbytery meetings for the 
printer, and that his remuneration be increased from $60.00 to 
$200.00 per annum. 

Harry M. Clark, Chairman 
Council of Orange Presbytery 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Walkup. The report was adopted 
as follows: 

The Stewardship Promotion Committee has held two meetings to date. 
We plan to continue monthly meetings until further notice. Action taken 
to date is as follows: 



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1. Nominations Committee has been requested to present names of addi- 
tional members at this meeting for Presbytery's approval in order to 
bring: our committee up to strength. 

2. We will continue to operate by having a sub-committee in each of 
the four districts. 

3. Each district sub-committee will be expanded by soliciting lay-mem- 
bers in order that each member can work with a minimum of two 
and a maximum of four churches in the promotion of stewardship. 

4. We are requesting that each church cooperate with us in the estab- 
lishment of a stewardship committee in each individual church for 
the promotion of stewardship throughout the year. 

5. Our guidelines for the establishment of these stewardship committees 
will be General Council's pamphlet entitled "Stewardship Education 
and Enlistment in the Local Church." 

EVERY MEMBER CANVASS DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOP 

Every Member Canvass Directors' Workshops are scheduled in each 
district as follow: 

District I June 16 

District II June 17 

District III June 18 

District IV June 19 

You will be advised the time and date of each district meeting in the 
near future. Pastors, canvass directors, committee chairmen assisting 
canvass directors, and stewardship chairmen are invited. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, 1963 
Members, by districts, are shown below. 
Advisor — Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire 

District I— Rev. W. E. Lytch (64), Mr. John M. Yount (63), Dr. R. E. 
Balsley (65) 

District II— Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (65), Mr. J. S. Vincent (64), Mr. 
J. C. Wilson (65) 

District III— Rev. C. W. McNutt (63), Mr. C. D. Jones (64), Mr. H. G. 
MacLean (63) 

District IV— Rev. J. W. Walkup (64), Mr. William Holt (63), Mr. Wood- 
row Seymour (65) 
Do not hesitate to request our assistance in any and all stewardship 
matters, including speakers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. MacLean, Chairman, 
Orange Presbytery's Promotion 
Committee, 1963 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report Continued 

Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Program Director for Camp New 
Hope, spoke relative to the program and future development 
of Camp New Hope. The report was received as information. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE— Election of on Elder 
for the Class of 1965 

Mr. Glenn H. Campbell was elected to serve in the Class of 
1965 on the Nominations Committee. 



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NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
with the recommendations was adopted as follows: 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 
I. NOMINATIONS TO FILL COMMITTEE VACANCIES 

1. Christian Education — Charles G. Fitzpatrick (RE) '64 (Replace H. 
Earl Woodall) 

2. Evangelism — Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman (RE) *65 (Replace Carl 
H. Stark, Jr.) 

3. General Fund Agencies — A. V. Ray '65, Jack W. Heintzleman '65 

4. Homes— W. S. Patterson (RE) '65, (Replace R. J. McMullen) 

5. Stewardship Promotion — Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., '65 (Replace Burton 
Sherrod); Joseph S. Vincent (RE) '64 (Replace Sion A. Boney) 

II. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Foundation — Tom B. Anderson, Chairman (Replace 
Karl E. Prickett) 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That committee members whose names have beside them the desig- 
nation. Ex Officio, be considered as voting members. 

2. That the chairman of the Campus Christian Life and Candidates 
Committees be members of Presbytery's Council, the same as other 
major committee chairmen, pending the amending of the Manual. 

3. That the term of office for those appointed by Presbytery at the 
Stated Fall Meeting, begin after the Stated Winter Meeting, except 
where replacements are being made pending the amending of the 
Manual. 

4. That the Committee now studying the organizational set up of 
Presbytery's Committees consider the advisability of women per- 
sonnel from the Women of the Presbytery, where there are cor- 
responding Committees. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual changes were read for the first time 
and docketed for the next meeting of Presbytery: 

1. That the chairmen of the Campus Christian Life and Candidates 
Committees be members of Presbytery's Council the same as other 
major committee chairmen. 

2. That the term of office for those appointed by Presbytery at the 
Stated Fall Meeting, begin after the Stated Winter Meeting, except 
where replacements are being made. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION RE: Hillview Church 

The report of the Commission was given by Dr. Joseph Garri- 
son, Chairman and admitted to record as follows: 

The Administrative Commission on the Hillview Presbyterian Church 
has had two meetings. The first meeting was devoted to studying the 



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assignment and reviewing the report of the Special Judicial Commission, 
sessional records and the like. 

On March 24th the Commission met with the Session of the Hillview 
Church with every member of the Commission and every member of 
the Session present. The Commission on hearing the session discuss its 
relation to the Presbytery granted the session one month to study the 
importance of their role of leadership in the church, and the significance 
of any action they may take. The Commission expects a communication 
from the Session of the Hillview Church toward the last of April. 

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, reported 
that the Commission's conference with the Session of the Hillview 
Church was most helpful in trying to understand the feeling of the 
elders, their plans, and their hopes for the Church and the Session's 
responsibility to the Presbytery. 

The Commission has indicated a willingness to do all in its power 
to assist the Elders in carrying out a vital Christian program in their 
community. 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 
NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Pastor of the Madison Church, was 
elected as Moderator-nominee. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The time and place of next meeting were announced as the 
First Church, Asheboro, N. C. on July 18, 1963. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS (Unfinished Business) 

The supplemental report of the Sessional Records Committee 
was given by Mr. Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman. It was 
adopted as follows : 

Sessional Records for three additional churches for the year 1962 have 
been received since the January meeting of Presbytery, and our exam- 
ination has indicated the following: 

Crestwood: Approved without exception. 

Hillview: Session's annual report not entered in the minutes. 
No Presbytery or Synod appointments. 
Minutes of Session for year not read. 

Siler City: Attachments not firmly fixed in book. 

Charles E. Kerchner, Chairman 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and approved 
after which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. J. William Orders. 

Sam S. Cappel, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest : C. Linwood Cheshire, Stated Clerk 



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HISTORICAL SKETCH, MADISON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Meeting of Presbytery April 18, 1963 

Madison, a trading center in Rockingham County was named in honor 
of James Madison and was incorporated in 1818. There were large Planter- 
families and plantations up and down the Dan River where it converges 
with Smith River near Leaksville. Scotch Presbyterians were among these 
early settlers. The Assembly's Board of Missions sent missionaries to preach 
among these early settlers, among them being the familiar names of Jesse 
Rankin, William Paisley, John Witherspoon and others. Regular preaching 
began at Springs Garden near Leaksville in 1832 by Rev. Jesse Rankin. 
In 1839 the congregation extended a call to Rev. William Mebane who 
accepted the call along with the provision of regular preaching at Madison 
and Cascade Meeting House and in 1841 Mr. Mebane became perhaps the 
first regularly Installed Pastor in Rockingham County. On June 6, 1845 the 
Trustees of the Spring Garden church bought one acre of land in Madison, 
being the lot on which the church now stands, and on May 17, 1851, the 
Madison Church was formally organized with nineteen members. The archi- 
tecture of the church built at this time was basically the same as now, 
excluding the porch and the Memorial Building, erected in 1941 in memory 
of Green Penn. Originally the pulpit was located in front, and had a balcony 
where the pulpit is at present for the use of slaves. In 1863 the church 
reported a membership of 119, of this number 25 were negro members. The 
present Sanctuary was the original building, constructed in 1851 of Forest 
Pine. Wooden pegs are evident in the rafter construction. 

The membership of the Madison Church has never been large, but it has 
always been a generous and benevolent church. During the past five years 
a number of new families have come to Madison and our church has shown 
its first significant growth moving from 119 members to 167 reported this 
year. Generosity has kept apace with the budget going from $7,640. in 
1951 to $22,686. reported for the year 1962. 

The new Educational and Fellowship building was constructed in 1961. 
The Madison Church was host to Orange Presbytery as part of its Cen- 
tennial celebration. We are grateful for the opportunity of again serving as 
host church for this meeting. 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheboro, N. C. 

July 18, 1963 

The Three Hundred Ninety-First Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Sam 
Cappel, at 9 :30 A.M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, 
N. C. on Thursday, July 18, 1963. Following the singing of the 
hymn, ''Spirit of God," Rev. Levi Humphreys read Genesis 1:1-3 
and John 8:12 and delivered the meditation on the subject of 
'The Light of the World." At the close of the meditation Mr. 
Humphreys opened the meeting of Presbytery with prayer. 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 

Tom B. Anderson Richard A. Fewell Burlington First 

Harry Barnett Herbert Tate Cross Roads 

Irving E. Birdseye ..Stewart E. Atcheson Guilford Park 

Eugene J. Boelte 

William Brown John W. Lipscomb Faith 

Sam S. Cappel John Latta Mebane 

Charles W. Coats Ira Thomas Miller Little River 

John R. Bail S. S. Webb Trinity 

F. Marion Dick 

John Eliason R. W. Vann Siler City 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Joe Flora 

Joe Garrison D. H. Cashwell Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman Ralph C. Davis Sedgefield 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr.... George D. Wyrick Buffalo 

Jack W. Heintzleman. . . .C, W. Stanford, Sr Bethlehem 

Wilson Efland Efland 

Sam R. Hope V. M. Huffman Forest Hills 

Levi Humphreys John A. Bulla Piedmont 

George H. V. Hunter, Jr. .Luther Blakley Randolph 

Marion S. Huske 

John E, Kimbirl Marcus Carr Bessemer 

John H. Leith 

W. E. Lytch P. B. Harralson Bethesda 

Earl Smith Yanceyville 

Jerry McCann Herbert Reese St. Paul 

Charles W. McNutt Max G. Holt Northside 

Allen C. McSween Robert H. Hood Starmount 

K. M. Misenheimer Garland L. Barker Westview 

M. J. Murray W. M. Holt, Jr Jonesboro 

T. Henry Patterson George C. Mason Madison 

W. S. Patterson 
Z. T. Piephoff Sr. 

Z. T. Piephoff, Jr A. D. Potter Asheboro First 



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W. Clark Porter, III Bill Dorsett ..Fairfield 

Sam W. Hughes Eno 

H. Middleton Raynal. . . . .Clee Pierce Morningside 

John A. Redhead, Jr C. Fred Carlson Greensboro First 

John A. Kellenberger. .. .Greensboro First 
Henry N. Myers Greensboro First 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Sam C. Smith Roy Wagner Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson J. P. Keeton Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

James S. R. Tippens 

Donald E. Trent Gilbert Matthews St. Andrews 

James H. Wade David H. Baird Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup John D. Conder Buffalo (L) 

James J. Watkins Travish Parrish Pocket 

C. D. McLeod White Hill 

Roy E. Watts Earnest H. McCall High Point First 

W. H. Westerfield 

John Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

John A. Womeldorf Paul C. Barnes Brentwood 

James E. Wood Robert Thomas Riverview 

Marshall Woodson 

Charles B. Yeargan T. J. Hoffman Springwood 

Harvey E. Jobe Alamance 

Herbert C. Simmons Crestwood 

R. L. McKenzie Dogwood Acres 

Thomas E. Knight El Bethel 

J. W. Lester Graham 

John H. Wood Hawfields 

Robert B. May Hope View 

Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Calvin Donnell Sanford First 

M. C. Loy Shiloh 

W. A. Rankin Speedwell 

Henrv J. Thiel Stony Creek 

Claude C. O'Brien Vandalia 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Bethany, Black Memorial, Broadway, Chapel Hill, Cumnock, 
East Burlington, Edgewood, Euphronia, Farmville, Goldston, 
Greenwood, Criers, Gulf, Haywood, Hillview, Joyce, Meadow- 
side, Milton, Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, 
Red House, Salem, Smyrna, Stoneville, Wentworth, West- 
minster. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Pastor of the Madison Presbyterian 
Church, was elected Moderator by acclamation. Rev. Levi 
Humphreys and Rev. Donald Trent were elected temporary 
clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Mr. A. D. Potter, Elder of the Asheboro Church, called atten- 
tion to the useful history of the Asheboro Church and gave a 
cordial welcome to Presbytery. 



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COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. who gave an addi- 
tional word of welcome to the Presbytery. The docket as 
printed was adopted: 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FIRST STATED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ASHEBORO, N. C. 
July 18, 1963, 9:30 A.M. 

9:80 A.M. Called to Order — Rev. Samuel S. Cappel, Moderator 
Devotional — Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr., Chairman 
Meditation — Rev. Levi Humphreys, Piedmont Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C. 
10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator (Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Moderator in 
nomination) 

Temporary Clerks — Rev. Donald Trent, St. Andrews Church 
Rev. Levi Humphreys, Piedmont Presby- 
terian Church, Burlington, N. C, 
Address of Welcome — Elder A. D. Potter, Asheboro First 
Church 

Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren: 
Communications and Announcements: 

1. Invitations to entertain Presbytery (All dates filled 
for 1963 & 1964) 

2. Docket space requested by General Assembly Committee 
on Inter Church Agencies in Fall of 1963 (392 Stated 
Meeting) 

3. Announcement, Christianity and Health Committee 
Conclave at Camp New Hope, September 23, 12:00 Noon 
(Dr. Oglesby, U. T. S. leader) 

10:45 A.M. Recess 

Appointment of Standing Committees — Moderator 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

11:00 A.M. Council of Orange, Report of Mr. Harry Clark, Chairman 
(Report by Rev. Marion Murray) 

1. Sub-Committee on Audits and Budgets — Mr. Elmo F. 
Bunn, Chairman 

2. Sub-Committee on Records — Rev. Marion J. Murray, 
Chairman 

Committee on Stewardship Promotion, Mr. Herman MacLean, 
Chairman (Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. reporting) 

Glade Valley, Report of Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman 
Board of Trustees 

11:30 A.M. Church Extension Committee, Report of Dr. Ben F. Brown, 
Chairman 

(By: Elder Charles S. Wilkins in absence of Chairman) 
a. Special report — Re: Presbytery-wide Survey — Mr. 
James Earhart, Survey and Church Location Depart- 



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ment, Board of Church Extension in General Assem. 
presented by Elder Chas. S. Wilkins, Starmount Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Commissioners to General Assembly, Report of: 

Minister — Dr. John A. Womeldorf — Brentwood Presbyte- 
rian Church i 
Elder — Mr. W. G. Sugg, First Presbyterian Church, San- 
ford, N. C. 

12:15 P.M. Recess for Lunch i 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene ! 
Nominations for next Moderator 

Committee on Candidates, Report of Rev. Irving E. Birdseye 
Worth Watts, Glenwood Presbyterian Church 
James Regan, Bessemer Presbyterian Church 
Rae Coble, Faith Presbyterian Church 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Report of Elder 

H. P. Morrison, Chairman 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Mr. C. Fred Carlson, Chairman 
REPORT OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. Committee on Evangelism, Report of Dr. Jos. M. Gar- 
rison, Chairman j 

2. Annuities and Relief, Report of Mr. Harry M. Clark, i 
Chairman— Report by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 

3. General Fund Agencies, Report of Rev. Coy Bovender, 
Chairman I 

4. Christian Education, Report of Rev. Jack Davis 

5. Nominations Committee, Report of Rev. James H. 
Wade, Chairman 

6. Christian Higher Education, Report of Rev. R. Don 
Carson, Chairman 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Records and Amendments — Rev. James S. R. Tippens, 
Chairman — Program Director Camp New Hope, Chapel 
Hill, N. C. 

2. Presbytery-owned Office Building — Report of Mr. J. A. 
Grumpier, Chairman — Elder Mebane Presbyterian 
Church 

3. Committee to study set up and work of Presbytery's 
Committees — Dr. J. M. Garrison, Chairman 

3:00 P.M. 4. Committee to Consider Establishment of Permanent 

Committee to Constantly Study Ministers' Salaries — Re- 
port of Mr. Staley Garrison, Chairman, Elder First ; 
Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N, C. ; 
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 

MANUAL CHANGES, Second reading on 

1. That the Chairman of Campus Christian Life and Can- 
didates Committee be members of Presbytery's Council 
the same as other major committee chairmen. 

2. That the term of office for those appointed by Presby- 
tery at the Stated Fall Meeting, begin after the Stated 
Winter Meeting, except where replacements are being 
made. 

Unfinished Business 



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1. Report of Commission Re: Hillview Presbyterian 
Church — Rev. Jos. M. Garrison, Chr. 
New Business 

1. Time and place of next meeting (Westview Presby- 
terian Church, Burlington, N. C. October 17, 1963) 
(Note: This will be a part of the celebration of the 
50th Anniversary of this Church, which historically is 
the Second Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C.) 

Reading of Minutes 

Adjournment 

INTRODUCTrON OF VISITORS 

Rev. Tom Young of Winston Salem Presbytery was introduced 
and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Mr. Bert Tuggle, a 
student at Union Theological Seminary and the Summer 
Assistant at Starmount Church in Greensboro v^as introduced. 
Elders attending Presbytery for the first time v^ere also 
presented. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner: 

1. Mr. Raymon L. White, 203 Elizabeth Ave., Talladega, Alabama, 
Candidate under the care of Orange Presbytery, requests that he 
be transferred to North Alabama Presbytery as of July 18, 1963. 
The request was granted. 

2. Requests for excuses for this meeting of Presbytery were received 
from and granted for: Dr. W. T. Thompson, Rev. J. S. Jones, Rev. 
W. W. Peters, Rev. William Varker, Rev. William Orders, Rev. A. 
V. Ray, Rev. W. J. Wrenn, Jr., Rev. R. Don Carson, Rev. Harry E. 
Smith, Rev. James F. Miller, Rev. Ray K. Patteson, Rev. W. M. 
Baker, Rev. Ben F. Brown, Rev. Coy Bovender, Rev. J. L. Davis, 
Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell, Rev. W. M. Currie, Rev. Vance Barron, 
Rev. J. A. Boyd, Rev. W. M. Rice, and Elder J. R. Bennett of the 
Greenwood Church. 

3. Invitations to entertain Presbytery were gratefully accepted as fol- 
lows if the way be clear: 

Westview, Burlington, October 17, 1963 

Northside, Burlington, January 16, 1964 

Alamance, Greensboro, April 16, 1964 

Glade Valley School, Glade Valley, July 16, 1964 

White Hill, Sanford, October 15, 1964 

Siler City, Siler City, January 15 or 22, 1965 

Bethesda, Yanceyville, Ruffin, June 24 or July 15, 1965. 

4. Communication from the Synod of North Carolina relative to a re- 
quest for a Susquecentennial Committee to arrange for a Presbytery- 
wide celebration at the Fall Meeting of Orange Presbytery. It was 
received as information. 

5. The Stated Clerk of the Synod of North Carolina requested that 
Orange Presbytery call attention to the fact that the Synods of 
North and South Carolina will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of 
the organization of the Synod of the Carolinas on Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 5, 1963 at the Centre Presbyterian Church near Mooresville, N. C. 
Orange Presbytery took action to appoint as its official representa- 



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tive to attend this meeting and convey the greetings of the Pres- 
bytery the Moderator of the 392nd Stated Meeting of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

6. Request of Rev. Frank S. Johnston to labor outside the bounds of 
Orange Presbytery in Wilmington Presbytery until January 1st, 
1964. The request was granted. 

7. A request by the Inter-Agency Committee for a place on the Docket 
of the 392nd Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery for thirty minutes 
was received and granted. 

8. Certificates of Reception receipts for Rev. M. M. Foust from Con- 
cord Presbytery and for Rev. Lawrence Avent from Albemarle Pres- 
bytery were recorded. 

9. A request from Dr. Marshall S. Woodson to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery in Winston Salem Presbytery until the Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery was received and granted. 

10. A request from Rev. John Eliason for an announcement concerning 
the Christianity and Health Committee Conclave. The request was 
granted and Mr. Eliason spoke briefly about the Christianity and 
Health Conclave to be held at Camp New Hope, September 23 be- 
ginning at 12:00 Noon with Dr. Wm. Oglesby of Union Theological 
Seminary as the speaker. 

11. The minutes of Commissions to install Rev. James F. Miller, Rev. 
John E. Eliason, Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick, Rev. Donald E. Trent, 
and Rev. Levi Humphreys were received and admitted to record as 
follows : 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES F. MILLER 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Porter School April 21, 1963 at 11:00 A.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. Members present: Rev. Lee W. 
Adkins, Rev. W. S. Patterson, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. and Elders 
Charles T. McNary and McKibben Lane. A quorum was present and Rev. C. 
Linwood Cheshire was elected clerk. Rev. Lee Adkins presided in the 
Worship Service. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. preached the Sermon from 
the text Matt: 5:13, 14 entitled the "Role of the Church." Rev. Lee Adkins 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative. Rev. James F. Miller was installed as Pastor of the Meadow- 
side Presbyterian Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church 
Order. Rev. W. S. Patterson delivered the charge to the Minister and 
Elder Charles T. McNary to the Congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. Lee Adkins. 

Rev. Lee Adkins, Moderator 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JOHN E. ELIASON 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery 
met at the Siler City Church on April 28, 1963 at 7:00 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. John Kimbirl. Members present: Dr. Allen 
McSween, Rev. Don Carson, Rev. John Kimbirl, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 



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Jr. and Elders Ralph Newman, H. P. Morrison, James Parker, Grover 
Wrenn and Russell Lawson. A quorum was present and Elder James Parker 
was elected clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. presided in the Worship 
Service. Dr. Allen C. McSween preached the Sermon from the text Philip- 
pians 2:5 entitled, "The Mind of Christ." Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 
the affirmative. Rev. John E. Eliason was installed as Pastor of the Siler 
City Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Elder 
H. P. Morrison delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Ralph New- 
man to the Congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly Installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Dr. Grover C. Wrenn. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Elder James H. Parker, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES G. FITZPATRICK 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Bethel Church May 5, 1963 at 10:00 A.M. and was convened with 
prayer by Elder Paul G. Boone. Members present: Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr., Rev. F. Marion Dick, Rev. James S. R. Tippens and Elders Paul G. 
Boone, Charles E. Kerchner, W. Gilmer Phipps, H. P. Morrison and O. W. 
Lowe. A quorum was present and Elder Charles E. Kerchner was elected 
clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. presided in the Worship Service. 
Elder Gilmer Phipps led the Responsive Reading and Elder C. E. Kerchner 
read the Scripture. Rev. James S. R. Tippens preached the Sermon on the 
text II Timothy 4:1-5 entitled "The Proof of the Pudding." Rev. C. Lin- 
wood Cheshire, Jr. recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded 
the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These 
being answered in the affirmative, Rev. Charles G. Fitzpatrick was in- 
stalled as Pastor of the Bethel Church according to Paragraph 27-6, Book 
of Church Order. Elder Paul G. Boone delivered the charge to the Minister 
and Rev. F. Marion Dick to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder H. P. Morrison. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Elder Charles E. Kerchner, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DONALD E. TRENT 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at St. Andrews Church May 5, 1963 at 7:00 P.M. and was convened 
with prayer by Rev. Marion J. Murray. Members present: Rev. R. Don 
Carson, Rev. Marion S. Huske, Rev. Marion J. Murray and Elders Gabe 
Holmes, C. D. McLeod, and J. Glenn Edwards. A quorum was present and 
Elder J. Glenn Edwards was elected clerk. Rev. R. Don Carson presided in 
the Worship Service. Rev. Marion S. Huske preached the Sermon on the 
text Hebrews 13:8 entitled "The Unchanging Christ." Rev. R. Don Carson 
recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in 



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the affirmative, Rev. Donald E. Trent was installed as Pastor of the St. 
Andrews Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. 
Elder J. Glenn Edwards delivered the charge to the Minister and Rev. 
Marion J. Murray to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Gabe Holmes. 

Rev. R. Don Carson, Moderator 
Elder J. Glenn Edwards, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL THE REV. LEVI H. HUMPHREYS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at Piedmont Church June 9, 1963 at 7:00 P.M., and was convened with 
prayer by Rev. K. M. Misenheimer. Members present: Rev. John E. Eliason, 
Rev. W. W. Peters, Rev. K. M. Misenheimer and Elders F. Ray Taylor, 
John C. Barnwell, J. C. Swanner, Jr., and B. H. Wolfe. A quorum was 
present and Rev. John E. Eliason was elected clerk. 

Rev. W. W. Peters presided in the Worship Service. Rev. John E. Eliason 
preached the Sermon on the text John 5:1-9 entitled, "Do You Want To 
Be Healed?" Rev. W. W. Peters recited the proceedings of Presbytery and 
propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Congre- 
gation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Levi Humphreys 
was installed as Pastor of the Piedmont Church, according to Paragraph 
27-6, Book of Church Order. Rev. K. M. Misenheimer delivered the charge 
to the Minister and Elder J. C. Barnwell to the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved and the commission 
adjourned with prayer by Elder John C. Barnwell. 

Rev. W. W. Peters, Moderator 
Rev. John E. Eliason, Clerk 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Marion J. Murray. The report and the 
recommendations were adopted as follows: 

The Council of Orange would like to call to the attention of Presbytery 
that Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Executive Secretary of Orange Pres- 
bytery, and the Rev. James S. R. Tippens, Program Director of Camp 
New Hope, have completed their first year of service. We would 
like to commend them for the outstanding work accomplished in their 
respective fields. 

The Council has met quarterly prior to each meeting of Presbytery. 
Through the Trustees of Orange Presbytery the Manse located at 908 
Avery Place, Greensboro, N. C., has been sold (for complete details 
see report of Trustees). 

We urge the adoption of the following recommendations: 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That Every Church Canvass be held this Fall. 

2. That the 1964 Challenge Budget of $685,205.00 be adopted. 



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3. That the 1964 Tax Assessment of $17,270.69 be adopted. 

4. That the report on audits be referred to the October meeting. 

5. That all churches in Orange Presbytery which have not signed a 
Letter of Intent to the Presbyterian Development Fund be urged to 
do so as soon as possible. 

6. That the report of the Sub-Committee on Records be presented by 
Rev. Marion J. Murray and that the following recommendations be 
adopted. 

6a. That the attached report be accepted as information relative to 
the directives of the Synod of North Carolina and the General 
Assembly, and that the members of the Presbytery be urged to 
take note of these as individuals and as members of the Pres- 
bytery's Committees. 

6b. We have checked the records of Orange Presbytery and find that 
they are in good order and have been approved by Synod's 
Committee on Records in its recent meeting held June 12-14, 1963, 
and that this approval be recorded. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harry Clark, Chairman 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for fifteen minutes with prayer by the 
Moderator. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. The report and the 
recommendations were adopted as follows: 

The stewardship Promotion Committee, recognizing the need for steward- 
ship growth through educating and leading church members into sound 
stewardship practices, hereby submits the following recommendations 
for adoption by Orange Presbytery: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Orange Presbytery strongly encourages its ministers to counsel 
church officers, individually, in the biblical teachings of tithing of 
treasury, time, and talents, as taught by our Church. That each 
officer be encouraged by the minister to join him in personally prac- 
ticing these stewardship teachings. 

2. That Orange Presbytery urge its ministers to take the lead in estab- 
lishing active stewardship committees in each church, to preach 
stewardship sermons periodically, and otherwise promote stewardship 
education by the use of publications, programs, and audio-visual aids 
that are offered through Presbytery, Synod, TRAV, and the General 
Counsel. 

3. That the Stewardship Promotion Committee be instructed to conduct 
an Every Church Canvass for the entire Presbytery to promote 
stewardship in general, and our benevolent program in particular. 
This program is to be presented in each church and invitation from 
the Session of each church to the Stewardship Promotion Committee 
is to be issued. 

4. That Presbytery's Stated Clerk be asked to issue a letter of apprecia- 
tion to Mr. John Goodrich, Field Representative from the Synod of 
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the Every Member Canvass Directors' Institute in each of the four 
districts. 

5. That Presbytery issue an invitation to Dr. Bob Hodges to visit 
Orange Presbytery in September 15-18, 1963, for the purpose of 
holding four district informational meetings on the total work of 
our Church. The meetings vi^ill be scheduled as follows: 

September 15, 1963, (Sunday) 7:30-9:30 P.M. 
District II — Starmount Presbyterian Church 
September 16, 1963, (Monday) 7:30-9:30 P.M. 
District I — Reidsville First Presbyterian Church 
September 17, 1963, (Tuesday) 7:30-9:30 P.M. 
District III — Mebane First Church, Mebane, N. C. 
September 18, 1963, (Wednesday) 7:30-9:30 P.M. 
District IV— Buffalo (L), Sanford, N. C. 

6. That Presbytery change its Manual to increase the size of this 
committee to a total of 15 members. The makeup of the Steward- 
ship Promotion Committee would be: 

Chairman 1 

One minister and two laymen from each of four districts 12 
Stewardship Chairman of the Women of Presbytery 

and one woman at large 2 

7. That each local church that has not done so, appoint their Every 
Member Canvass director as soon as possible. 

8. That the commitment for the 1964 Budgeted Benevolences be made 
after the local church has made a programmed effort relative to 
Stewardship education with a view to increasing their Benevolence 
Acceptances. 

9. That the Stewardship Emphasis Season begin Oct. 21, 1963, and 
continue through November 17, 1963; that November 10 be desig- 
nated as Dedication Sunday for the Every Member Canvass; and 
that the theme of the Canvass be "In Loving Obedience." 

10. That Presbytery use the Every Church Canvass in 1963 to: 

a. Appeal to church officers to become tithers and to teach tithing 
to the members of their church. 

b. Inform church officers about the benevolence program of the 
church and encourage them to devote an increased percentage of 
their budgets of their churches to benevolences in 1964. 

c. To urge that churches use the revised Every Member Canvass 
Manual published by the General Council to conduct Every Mem- 
ber Canvasses in which every family in the congregation is visited 
and each individual member is asked to: 

d. Give prayerful consideration to the tithe as his minimum goal 
for giving to the church. 

e. Adopt the tithe as a minimum goal and begin to move to it by 
increasing in 1964 the percentage of his income which he gives 
to the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Herman MacLean, Chairman 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual change was read for the first time and 
docketed for the next meeting of Presbytery: 

"That the size of the Stewardship Promotion Committee be increased 
to a total of 15 members. The makeup of the Committee would be: 



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Chairman 1 

One minister and two laymen from each of four districts . . 12 

Stewardship Chairman of the Women of Presbytery 

and one woman at large 2 



Total 15" 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures 
Rev. Sam Cappel 
Rev, Sam Smith 
Elder J. W. Foster 

2. Courtesy 

Rev. Harry Barnett 
Rev. Earl Adkins 
Elder Thomas Knight 

GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL, Report of 

Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of Glade Valley School, was given the privilege of the floor 
and made the report. The report was received as information 
and Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. Joe Flora. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE 

Mr. Charles Wilkins was given the privilege of the floor and 
made the report. He introduced Mr. James Earhart, Assistant 
Secretary of the Department of Survey and Church Location 
of the Board of Church Extension, who gave a progress report 
on the Presbytery wide survey being conducted by this De- 
partment. The report was received as information and the 
recommendations were adopted as follows: 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. In joint consultation with the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work that it is not the intention of Orange Presbytery that ministers 
be compensated indefinitely at the Presbytery's minimum rate. 
That the Church Extension Committee be authorized to continue sus- 
tentation of churches which increase ministers' salaries beyond the 
minimum, provided those churches are reducing their askings each 
year in a manner which is satisfactory to the Church Extension Com- 
mittee. 

2. That it be recorded that the Church Extension Committee of Orange 
Presbytery recommend that Orange Presbytery, through its Trustees, 
take title deed to the six acres of land recently purchased by Trinity 
Presbyterian Church and which was deed to the Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery on or about June 24, 1963. 

3. That the Church Extension Committee of Orange Presbytery concur 
with the legal instrument to be effected by the Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery to permit Trinity Presbyterian Church to have the timber 
rights to their recently purchased 6 acres future church site; the 
deed to which is in the name of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery 
with the understanding that any gain derived therefrom is to be used 
to defray the cost of this above mentioned land recently purchased 
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4. That the 1964 Askings Budget of the Church Extension Committee be 
carefully considered by the members of Orange Presbytery in order 
that the Presbytery might make it possible for the Church Extension 
Committee to take advantage of the many opportunities to extend 
God's Kingdom in 1964. 

5. That Missionary Aid receiving churches (assistance with pastor's 
salary) understand that an EVERY MEMBER CANVASS following 
the pattern suggested by the Stewardship Promotion Committee, be 
held before they request any appropriation from the Church Extension 
Committee of Orange Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chairman Church Extension Committee 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 P.M. calling for the 
Election of the Moderator Nominee as the Order of the Day 
immediately following lunch. The prayer of gratitude and 
thanksgiving was led by Rev. John Womeldorf. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P.M. with prayer being offered 
by Rev. W. S. Patterson. 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Mr. Charles T. Boyd, Elder of the First Church Greensboro, 
was elected Moderator-nominee. A motion was adopted that a 
Committee be appointed to express in some way the gratitude 
of Presbytery to Mr. Charles Boyd for his excellent legal 
service to the Presbytery over the years and report at the 
next meeting of Presbytery. The Moderator appointed the 
following Committee: Mr. Henry Koontz, Mr. Fred Carlson, 
and Mr. Tom Richmond. 

CANDIDATES COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Irving Birdseye. He presented to the 
Presbytery Mr. Ray Holt Coble, Mr. James A. Regan, and 
Mr. Worth Nelson Watts stating that they had been approved 
as Candidates by the Committee. They were examined as to 
their experience of Christian grace and motives for seeking the 
Ministry of the Word by the Moderator and their examina- 
tions were sustained as satisfactory. The questions required 
of Candidates were propounded by the Moderator and an- 
swered in the affirmative. Rev. William Brown led Presbytery 
in prayer and a charge was delivered to the Candidates by 
Rev. John Stephenson. The Moderator declared that Mr. Coble, 
Mr. Regan, and Mr. Watts were acknowledged and received 
as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word and their names 
were recorded on Presbytery's Roll of Candidates for the 
Ministry. 

The report of the Committee with the recommendations was 
adopted as follows : 



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Your committee would report 16 candidates for the Ministry on our 
roster at the present. Three are students at Union Seminary in Virginia, 
two more are former Union students pursuing advanced degrees; four 
are attending Columbia Seminary with one other a recent graduate; the 
remaining group are in other stages of preparation or need to be dropped 
from our roll. 

The following persons are presented to the Presbytery to be dropped 
from the roll of candidates (for reasons which they have expressed to 
us and are valid considerations): Guy Miller, personal reasons; Tony 
Wen, beyond our jurisdiction in Indonesia; Carey E. Sloan, joined the 
Episcopal Church and preparing for that ministry; Raymon L. White, 
transfer to North Alabama Presbytery. 

The Presbytery is also advised and local Sessions urged to take note 
of the recently adopted Directory of Worship and Work of the Church. 
Particularly Chapter 24 is called to your attention providing that the 
oversight of persons preparing for church vocations not requiring ordi- 
nation are to be received under the care of Sessions rather than the 
Presbytery. Therefore we recommend that Sessions Committees respon- 
sible for enlistment for the ministry and church vocations seek the 
assistance of the Candidate Committee in taking such young persons 
under the care of the Session and further that Mary Faith Carson and 
Dr. Jerry Jay Eller, presently Candidates for Lay Service under the 
care of Orange Presbytery be commended to their respective churches as 
Candidates under the care of the Session. 

It is the privilege of this committee to present to you at this time 
three men who seek to become candidates under your care. They are: 
Ray Holt Coble, member and Deacon of the Faith Church. Ray is 31, 
a graduate of Guilford College, married and has three children and is 
at present an underwriter for Casualty Insurance Company; James A. 
Regan, member and Deacon of the Bessemer Church, is 39 years old, 
had 1 year at Presbyterian Junior College, is married and has one child. 
Jim is presently employed as a sewing machine repairman and will be 
seeking further undergraduate training; Worth Nelson Watts, a Ruling 
Elder of the Glenwood Church, is 35 years old, married and has five 
children. At present Worth is employed as a Postal Clerk and attending 
the Greensboro Division of Guilford College and desirous of gaining ade- 
quate preparation for seminary. 

In presenting these men to you the Candidate Committee recommends 
their acceptance upon the basis of our findings and interviews and pend- 
ing the examination of the Moderator before the Presbytery. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Dr. John A. Womeldorf reported for the Minister Commis- 
sioners. He stated that he and Revs. William Brown, Harry 
Barnett, William Varker, and Clifford Caldwell attended. He 
then reviewed the significant actions of the Assembly. 

Mr. W. G. Sugg was given the privilege of the floor and re- 
ported for the Elder Commissioners. He stated that he, and 
Elders Wesley Lee, Colon McKenzie, John Lipscomb and R. 
E. Balsley attended. He gave his impressions of the Assembly 
calling attention to the need for greater emphasis on World 
Missions and Stewardship. 

The reports were received as information. 



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COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Mr. H. P. Morrison was granted the privilege of the floor and 
presented the report. The report and the recommendations 
were adopted as follows : 

I. Under authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission in the following 
matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. At a regular meeting on May 7, 1963, the Reverend Mr. Lawrence 
W. Avent appeared before the Commission with the request that 
the pastoral relationship between the Crestwood Presbyterian 
Church, High Point, North Carolina, and himself be dissolved as of 
June 15, 1963, and that he be granted a Certificate of Transfer to 
the Presbytery of Albemarle, Synod of North Carolina, in order that 
he might accept the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilson, 
North Carolina. 

Ruling Elder Herbert C. Simmons reported that at a duly called 
meeting on April 21, 1963, the congregation reluctantly concurred 
with Mr. Avent in requesting Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral 
relationship. 

Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Avent was 
granted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send the Certificate 
of Transfer to the Presbytery of Albemarle and that a letter of 
Commendation accompany the Certificate. The pulpit of the Crest- 
wood Church was declared vacant as of June 15, 1963. 

2. At a regular meeting on June 4, 1963, the Reverend Mr. Samuel N. 
Thomas appeared before the Commission with the request that the 
pastoral relationship between the Hawfields Presbyterian Church 
and himself be dissolved as of July 6, 1963, and that he be granted 
a Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Bethel, Synod of 
South Carolina in order that he might accept the call of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, South Carolina. 

Ruling Elder J. H. Wood reported that at a duly called meeting on 
May 26, 1963, the congregation reluctantly concurred with Mr. 
Thomas in his request that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral rela- 
tionship. 

Upon motion duly made and passed the request of Mr. Thomas was 
granted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send the Certificate 
of Transfer to the Presbytery of Bethel and that a letter of com- 
mendation accompany the Certificate. The pulpit of the Hawfields 
Presbyterian Church was declared vacant as of July 8, 1963. 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has con- 
sidered the following matters: 

1. Your Commission heartily endorses the following resolution of the 
Church Extension Committee: 

"That it is not the intention of Orange Presbytery that ministers 
be compensated indefinitely at the Presbytery's minimum rate. 
That the Church Extension Committee be authorized to continue 
sustentation of churches which increase ministers' salaries beyond 
the minimum, provided those churches are reducing their askings 
each year in a manner which is satisfactory to the Church Extension 
Committee." 

2. "The Commission is responsible for reporting to Presbytery annually 
the type of work in which each Minister of the Presbytery is en- 



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gaged, to the end that the Presbytery itself may more effectively 
require its Ministers to devote themselves diligently to their sacred 
calling, as provided in Rules of Discipline. (See 16-7 (16), 107-8)". 
(B.O.C.O. 21-2 (1). 

On January 24, 1963, the Reverend Mr. J. 0. Howell v^as reported to the 
Presbytery as being a teacher in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The Commission 
has written Mr. Howell several times requesting more definite infor- 
mation, however, he has seen fit to answer none of the requests. When 
he first left the Presbytery he was teaching in Moultrie, Georgia, and 
The Rev. Allen C. McSween, Secretary of the Commission, wrote to the 
Rev. Mr. Robert L. Forbis, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
in Moultrie, that Mr. Howell might be interested in doing some Supply 
work. Mr. Howell was contacted but evidenced no interest. Mr. Howell 
was written last fall for information so that it could be given to Pres- 
bytery at the January meeting, no reply was received. He was again 
written on January 17, 1963, and again on May 27, 1963. The letter of 
May 27 was sent registered with return receipt requested. The receipt 
was signed by Mrs. Howell, but as of this date no reply has been re- 
ceived. In order that Presbytery may know of our efforts we give 
below a copy of the letter of May 27, 1963. 

"The Reverend J. 0. Howell 
406 South Lee Street 
Fitzgerald, Georgia 

Dear Jim: 

It is a source of real regret to the members of the Commission that 
you have consistently ignored our request for information regarding 
the work in which you are now engaged. As I indicated to you in the 
letter of January 17, 1963, the Book of Church Order requires that 
each minister, without charge, make a written report to the Presbytery 
at least once each year. Our Commission is responsible for getting 
this report to the Presbytery and for that reason we wrote you re- 
questing this information. It has been over two years since we have 
had any word from you regarding your intention concerning your work 
in the Church. We can only look upon this as a lack of interest in 
the work of your office as a minister in the Presbyterian Church, 
therefore, at the next meeting of Presbytery, July 18, 1963, the Com- 
mission will recommend that you be divested of your office as an 
Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church without censure (para- 
graph 107-8, Book of Church Order). 

It is not our desire to take this action, however, unless you comply 
with the requirements of the Book of Church Order, you leave us no 
alternative. We would like very much to work with you and continue 
to have you as a brother-minister in our denomination, however,, since 
you do not seem to desire this, we can take no other action." 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) Allen C. McSween, Secretary 
Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, Orange 
Presbytery 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That it is not the intention of Orange Presbytery that ministers be 
compensated indefinitely at the Presbytery's minimum rate. 
That the Church Extension Committee be authorized to continue 
sustentation of churches which increase ministers' salaries beyond 
the minimum, provided those churches are reducing their askings 
each year in a manner which is satisfactory to the Church Extension 
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2. That all churches in the Presbytery give serious consideration to 
increasing the remuneration of their pastor and /or pastors as of 
January 1, 1964. 

3. That the Reverend Mr. J. 0. Howell be divested from his office as 
an Ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., v^ithout 
censure, and that he be assigned to membership in a particular 

church in his area, in accordance with Chapter 7, paragraph 107-8, 11, 
Rules of Discipline, Book of Church Order. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. C. Fred Carlson, Chairman. The report 
and the recommendations were adopted as follows: 
The Presbytery of Orange will be interested to know that the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery have been meeting quarterly prior to each Stated 
Meeting of Orange Presbytery since the beginning of 1963. The recom- 
mendations offered for adoption below will give evidence of some of the 
matters we have dealt with as your Trustees. 

WE RECOMMEND: 

1. That the Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery and the Treasurer 
of the Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery be, and they are 
hereby, authorized to sell, at such price and at such time as they 
in their sole discretion may deem it advisable, any and all stocks, 
bonds or other securities coming into the hands of, owned by, or 
standing in the name of Orange Presbytery, and that the Executive 
Secretary and the Treasurer as aforesaid be authorized to endorse 
and otherwise execute all such stocks, bonds or other securities and 
any other instruments necessary or proper to effectuate the transfer 
or sell such stocks, bonds or other securities. 

2. That a deed from the Trustees of the Trinity Presbyterian Church 
to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery conveying property in Boone 
Station Township, Alamance County, North Carolina, be held without 
acceptance until the next meeting of the Trustees of Orange Presby- 
tery, unless a release deed is obtained from the persons who sold the 
property to the Trustees of Trinity Presbyterian Church releasing 
the property from the burden of certain restrictions concerning 
"adequate" parking space; if such release is obtained the deed shall 
then be accepted without further action. 

3. That all committees or commissions of Orange Presbytery buying or 
selling real estate or borrowing money on real estate seek the counsel 
and follow the advice of the Trustees of Orange Presbytery prior to 
the taking of any official action. 

4. That any Church which is receiving missionary aid for pastors salary, 
or receiving a grant or loan from any Presbytery committee or com- 
mission for erection of physical facilities for the execution of current 
programs or who m^ay be receiving any financial aid from the Pres- 
bytery, seek the advice and counsel of the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery with respect to capital expenditures. 

5. That Orange Presbytery overture the General Assembly to consider 
a means by which Church officers may accept and sell stocks, bonds 
or other securities or real property without congregational action 
when the purpose of the donor is to donate the proceeds of sale to 
the Church and the Church has no duties to perform other than the 
sale. 

6. That Orange Presbytery record the completion of the sale of the 908 
Avery Place property in Greensboro, N. C, which was held and that 



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the selling price of the property was $22,500.00; that the Trustees 
of Orange Presbytery received from the said sale equity in the amount 
of $2,773.39, and, in addition thereto, the amount of $202.73 was con- 
tributed by Mr. 0. I. Wrenn (which funds have been used to reduce 
the existing loan on the present manse located at 905 Caswell Drive, 
paid in the amount of $2,976.12 to the Home Federal Savings and 
Loan Association, Greensboro, N. C. on April 11, 1963); that Mr. 
Wrenn has been properly thanked for donating his Commission rela- 
tive to this sale; that a copy of the closing statement has been 
ordered attached to the original minutes of the Trustees of Orange 
Presbytery and that they are now on file in the office of Mr. Robert 
H. McNeely, Secretary, room 606 Jefferson Standard Building, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Evangelism is taking every step to make this year 
ahead, a year significant in Evangelism. We urge the full support of 
every pastor, and every session and offer the following recommendations: 
First, that every session appoint an Evangelism Committee charged 
with the responsibility for specific and regular planning meetings, such 
committees to be named by September 15th, and the name of the chair- 
man forwarded to Presbytery's office. 

Second, that the month beginning September 18th to be designated a 
session for study and preparation in Friendship Evangelism in local 
congregations. It is suggested that all pastors use the mid-week prayer 
and study service during this month for this purpose. 

Third, that a conference for pastors and chairmen of local Evangelism 
Committees be held on October 20th, beginning at 4:30 P.M., in the 
First Presbyterian Church, of Burlington, N. C. 

Fourth, that the Presbytery designates December 1st, Evangelism 
Sunday, as a day when the churches of the Presbytery will emphasize 
Evangelism through an exchange of pastors in all pulpits on that 
Sunday. 

Fifth, that pastors and sessions make the matter of Evangelism a 
matter of special prayer throughout the year. 

Sixth, that the October meeting of the Presbytery feature a special pre- 
sentation on Evangelism. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the recommendations were adopted 
as follows: 

1. That the churches be reminded that the Joy Gift contributes most of 
the funds for Ministerial Relief, that they be commended for their 
past support of this worthy cause, and urged to continue to promote 
the Joy Gift at Christmas. 

2. That we continue in prayer for the retired and infirmed ministers of 
our Presbytery and their widow^s. 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson requested that his relationship to the Madison 
Church be dissolved as of September 1, 1963 and he be placed on the 



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roll of the Honorably Retired Ministers of Orange Presbytery and 
further that the Stated Clerk be directed to certify to the Board of 
Annuities and Relief that Dr. T. Henry Patterson is to be placed on 
the roll of the Honorably Retired as of September 1, 1963. Mr. George 
C. Mason, Elder of the Madison Church, stated that the Congregation 
had met and concurred in this request. The request was granted, and the 
following resolution was adopted: 

"That in view of the outstanding service rendered by Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson during his membership in our Presbytery, both as Execu- 
tive Secretary and as Pastor, the Presbytery hereby record its deep 
gratitude to God for his service. We rejoice that he will remain a 
member of Orange Presbytery. We pray that God will give him 
increasing joy in His service, and richly bless him and Mrs. Patter- 
son in their new home." 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

A printed calendar of events relative to the Christian Educa- 
tion opportunities for the remainder of 1963 was presented 
to Presbytery for information and guidance. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

1. Christian Education Committee: Rev. John L. Davis, 11, Chairman, 
to replace Rev. Samuel N. Thomas. 

2. Christian Relations Committee: Rev. John A. Womeldorf, Chairman 
to replace Rev. Lawrence W. Avent. 

3. Stewardship Promotion Committee: Elder David Neal, Class of 1963, 
to replace Elder John Yount. 

A motion was adopted that Rev. John Womeldorf be sent to the Chris- 
tian Relations Conference in Montreat with his expenses being paid by 
Presbytery. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual Change was read for the first time and 
docketed for the next meeting of Presbytery: 

"That Presbytery elect its Commissioners to the General Assembly be- 
fore December 31st. That they elect one alternate for each minister- 
principal commissioner, and two alternates for each Ruling Elder-prin- 
cipal. That they elect the alternates so that the first named minister- 
alternate will replace the first minister vacancy, the second named re- 
place the second vacancy, and so forth; and that the first named Ruling 
Elder-alternate will replace the first Ruling Elder vacancy, the second 
named replace the second vacancy, and so forth." 

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Kimbirl who spoke relative to 
progress at Davidson College. The report was received as 
information. 

RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Tippens, Chairman. The report 
was received as information. 



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The following motions were made from the floor and adopted: 

1. That Presbytery instruct its ministers to study and discuss with the 
Sessions of their churches the matter of ordination of women and that 
Presbytery consideration of this matter be docketed for the October 
Stated Meeting. 

2. That the Presbytery appoint a Committee of five Ministers to study 
the matter of ordination of women and write a report presenting both 
sides and send it to the Sessions for information. The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following Committee: Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. Chairman, 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., Rev. Gray Hampton, Rev. Charles McNutt, 
and Rev. Irving Birdseye. 

3. That the report of the Committee of five Ministers to study the ques- 
tion of ordination of women be placed in the hands of the Presby- 
terial for information. 

COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE SET UP AND WORK OF 
PRESBYTERY'S COMMITTEES 

Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman asked for additional time. 

COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHMENT OF A 
PERMANENT COMMITTEE TO CONSTANTLY STUDY 
MINISTERS' SALARIES 

Elder Staley Garrison was given the privilege of the floor and 
made the report. It was received as information and the rec- 
ommendations were adopted as follows: 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange establish a Committee to study con- 
stantly Ministers' Salaries made up of consecrated and competent 
laymen who will consider as part of its responsibilities to counsel and 
advise with Committees and Commissions of Orange Presbytery who 
in any way relate to the matter of Ministers' Salaries. 

2. That Orange Presbytery recognize this present Committee to Consider 
Establishment of a Permanent Committee to study constantly Min- 
isters' Salaries as a Special Committee, and that this present Com- 
mittee be dissolved at the adoption of this recommendation. 

COURTESY COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Harry Barnett, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

"In behalf of Orange Presbytery, we extend our hearty congratulations 
to this church upon the completion of a beautiful Sanctuary and educa- 
tional facilities and grounds. 

We extend our sincere appreciation to the Asheboro First Church for 
the gracious welcome and hospitality extended to Presbytery, the 
thoughtful preparation for our meeting today, the excellent and delicious 
meal served by the Women of the Church, and every provision which 
has been made for our convenience and comfort." 

Harry Barnett, Chairman 

A motion was adopted that a copy of this report be sent to the Session, 
the Pastor, and the Women of the Church of the Asheboro First Church. 



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MANUAL CHANGES 

The following Manual Changes were read for the second time 
and adopted as follows : 

1. That the Chairman of Campus Christian Life and Candidates Com- 
mittees be members of Presbytery's Council the same as other major 
committee chairmen. 

2. That the term of office for those appointed by Presbytery at the 
Stated Fall Meeting, begin after the Stated Winter Meeting, except 
where replacements are being made. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Report of Commission Re: 
Hillview Church) 

Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman of the Commission presented 
the report. The report of the Commission and the Resolution 
were adopted and admitted to record as follows: 

The Administrative Commission on the HILLVIEW PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH was appointed January 24, 1963, and given the following 
assignment: 

1. To visit a portion of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of 
Orange, Synod of North Carolina, Presbyterian Church in the United 
States — which has been reported to be affected with disorder. 

2. Inquire into and settle the difficulties therein. 

3. To hold hearings which will provide procedural safeguards as in 
cases of process, following in this procedure the requirements of 
the rules of discipline as far as these are applicable so as to provide 
the Court with a proper record of the matter. 

4. To dissolve the active relationship between the Elders and Deacons 
and the Hillview Presbyterian Church if necessary for the welfare 
of the church in accordance with the Book of Church Order, Sections 
16-7 (2,5); 19-2 (1) 3, and report at the next meeting of Orange 
Presbytery if the way is clear. 

5. To have the full power of Presbytery to assume, if necessary, original 
jurisdiction in order to assist in correcting the disorder if the Session 
of the Hillview Presbyterian Church cannot exercise its authority and 
if the Commission finds this necessary to perform the functions proper 
to a Session for this congregation. 

The first meeting of the Commission scheduled for February 26, 1963, 
was cancelled because of snow. 

The Commission met on March 12th at Presbytery's Office to organize, 
review records, and plan for a conference with Session of Hillview 
Church. 

The Commission met in conference with the Session of Hillview Church, 
March 24, at 3 P.M. The meeting was delayed to this date as the request 
of the Session. Communication and the spirit of the conference was 
good in general. The Session acknowledged that the grievances as listed 
were true. The Commission suggested that the Session "address a 
communication to the Commission indicating their desire with reference 
to their relationship to Presbytery." 

On April 29, a communication from the Hillview Session came as a reply. 
In this communication the Session indicated that they had called a con- 



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gregational meeting on April 21, 1963, and asked the congregation to 
vote for or against the following two statements. 

1. I want to continue the present program and would like for the Session 
to request the Presbytery to dissolve the relationship between the 
Hillview Presbyterian Church and Orange Presbytery. 

2. I want to do away with the present program and continue the rela- 
tionship with Orange Presbytery. 

The vote was 46 to 11 to request the Presbytery to continue the present 
program and to request the Presbytery to dissolve the relationship be- 
tween the Hillview Presbyterian Church and Orange Presbytery. (At a 
prior meeting December 22, 1962, the vote was 62-11 indicating similar 
action.) 

As a result of this Congregational Meeting, the Session is now request- 
ing that your Commission recommend to the Presbytery that the rela- 
tionship be dissolved. One member of the Session voted against the 
Session making this request. 

On receiving this communication, the Commission met May 9 to receive 
it and consider further action. 

After careful and prayerful consideration, the Commission concluded that 
Commission could accomplish very little by taking original jurisdiction, 
since only eleven members were in sympathy with continuing in rela- 
tionship with Presbytery. Our Commission, therefore, took the following 
action. (Note attached copy under heading TO THE PRESBYTERY OF 
ORANGE). Paper #1. 

On May 11, 1963, a copy of our proposed recommendation to Presbytery 
was sent to the Session of the Hillview Church. In a covering letter the 
Commission offered to discuss these recommendations with the Session 
before this meeting of Presbytery if they so desired. 

No request came for further discussion. 

On June 15, the chairman received the following letter in which the 
Session, by sessional action indicated that they had taken action "declar- 
ing that the relationship existing between the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church and Orange Presbytery is dissolved as of June 15, 1963. (full 
letter attached). 

In the mind of the Commission this action of the Session is at variance 
with our Presbyterian Book of Church Order — according to our under- 
standing Session has no power or right to dissolve a church. This is 
Presbytery action. 

Your Commission therefore places before Presbytery its original Resolu- 
tion (See Paper 1) that Presbytery proceed to dissolve the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church. 

Reidsville, N. C. 
June 15, 1963 

Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 

Presbytery's Commission on the Hillview Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Dear Dr. Garrison: 

Your personal letter and the proposed recommendations which you state 
your Commission will submit to the next meeting of Orange Presbytery 
has been considered by our Session, and we wish to reply to them as 
follows : 



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We would like to correct the statement, "We have complied with your 
request." The Congregation and the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian 
Church have made only one request of Orange Presbytery, and that 
was ''that the Presbytery dissolve the relationship which exists between 
the Presbytery and the Hillview Presbyterian Church." The Congregation 
and the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church do not desire nor 
have they requested that the Hillview Presbyterian Church be dissolved 
along the lines contained in your recommendations nor in any other 
manner. 

One reason we made this request was because "the Administrative Com- 
mission of Orange Presbytery requested a specific statement from the 
Session of the Hillviev*/^ Presbyterian Church indicating their desire with 
reference to their relationship to Orange Presbytery." 

Also because, as was discussed in detail with your Commission and 
the Special Commission, for a number of years in our judgment Orange 
Presbytery has been unable to provide the Hillview Presbyterian Church 
with a suitable pastor and program which would meet the needs of the 
congregation. Our situation for about five years, previous to our present 
program which we have had for the past two years, was as follows: 
two years without a minister at all, one year with a local retired Meth- 
odist minister holding only a Sunday morning service, then two years 
with a retired Presbyterian minister living in Leaksville and commuting 
here for Sunday morning service and prayer meeting on Wednesday 
night. This was due mainly to the fact that there were around 1000 vacant 
Presbyterian churches without ministers and it is practically impossible 
for a small rural church such as ours to get a suitable full-time minister, 
living in the community, and with an adequate program to meet the 
needs of the church family and have a reasonable growth. Rev. John 
Whitley, the Chairman of the Special Commission, stated on the floor 
of the Presbytery when making his Commission's report, that the needs 
of the Hillview Presbyterian Church had not been properly met by the 
Presbytery. 

This shortage of Presbyterian ministers appears to be getting worse 
instead of improving. The Speedwell Presbyterian Church near here has 
been without a minister for two years with apparently no one in sight 
at this time. 

THE PRESBYTERIAN NEWS, published by the Synod of North Caro- 
lina, in its May issue published an editorial regarding this serious prob- 
lem of the shortage of Presbyterian ministers and vacant churches 
and stated: 

"Presbyterians^ with all their intellectual ability, have never 
been able to resolve the problem of ministerial "supply and 
demand." There has always been a shortage of Presbyterian 
ministers — rather constant at twenty per cent. This means that 
in the General Assembly there are approximately 1000 vacant 
churches; in the Synod of North Carolina 125; and if there was 
a sufficiency of ministers there would be a total of 4800 ordained 
men instead of 4000 in the Presbyterian Church U. S. Dr. James 
A. Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, stated re- 
cently to the Synod's Committee on Educational Institutions 
that the conferring of the B.D. degree is not sufficient to resolve 
the problem. He added, "The Presbyterian Church cannot begin 
to compete with those denominations which ordain men without 
special theological training. He asserted that the solution to the 
problem by the Presbyterian Church can be accomplished only 
by the training of capable laymen on whom it may be necessary 
to confer another kind of degree than the B. D. He concluded 
that unless something is done to remedy the situation, we "may 
be on the way out." 



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In a meeting on December 2, 1962, our congregation voted to keep and 
continue our present program, which has been the most successful one 
in the history of our church, and not to return to one like we previously 
had through the Presbytery, which did not enable us to have a suitable 
minister nor a full program which would meet the needs of the members 
of the congregation. 

In a meeting on April 21, 1963, our congregation again voted to continue 
with our present program and that the relationship be dissolved between 
Orange Presbytery and the Hillview Presbyterian Church. 

Therefore, in order to fulfill the desires of the congregation of the Hill- 
view Presbyterian Church, as expressed in these two congregational 
meetings, our Session as the governing body of the Hillview Presby- 
terian Church, hereby declares that the relationship existing between 
the Hillview Presbyterian Church and Orange Presbytery is dissolved 
as of June 15, 1963. 

Also, the Hillview Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian in doctrine and 
government, will continue as an organized congregation, meeting in the 
same facilities, and having the same services and program which it 
has had for the past two years. The following statement is contained m 
the church deed: 

"This lot and the building on it are to be owned solely and com- 
pletely by the congregation of the Hillview Presbyterian Church. 
A majority of the members of the church, voting in a duly called 
congregational meeting, shall constitute the true congregation. 
At no time, and under no conditions, shall less than a majority 
of the members of the church constitute the true congregation 
and have power to retain, or dispose of, this property in any 
way or manner." 

We respectfully request that your Commission convey this action of 
our Session to Orange Presbytery and that a copy of this letter be 
made available to each member of the Presbytery in order that they 
might have all of the information contained in it for their consideration. 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) G. W. Apple, Jr. 

Clerk of the Session 
Hillview Presbyterian Church 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Copy to: 

Dr. R. H. Stone, Secretary of the Commission 

Rev. Sam Cappell, Moderator of Orange Presbytery ^ 
Rev. Linwood Cheshire, Executive Secretary of Orange Presbytery 

(PAPER 1) 

RESOLUTION TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE: 
RE: HILLVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WHEREAS the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery met 
with the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church on March 24, 
1963 and 

WHEREAS it was acknowledged by the Session that the grievances 
as outlined in the report to Orange Presbytery of the Special Commission 
of Orange Presbytery, under the date of January 24, 1963, were true and 
WHEREAS, the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery re- 
quested a specific statement from the Session of the Hillview Presby- 
terian Church indicating their desire with reference to their relation- 
ship to Orange Presbytery, and 



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WHEREAS the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, upon the 
advice of the Congregation of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, in a 
vote of 46 to 11 have requested Orange Presbytery to dissolve the Hill- 
view Presbyterian Church's relationship with Orange Presbytery, 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: 

FIRST, that the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery with 
regret recommends to Orange Presbytery that the request be granted; 
that the Hillview Presbyterian Church be dissolved; and that Presbytery 
declare all offices vacant, effective October 1, 1963. 

SECOND, that Orange Presbytery herewith authorize the issuing of 
letters of transfer to any other church for any member during a two- 
month period following the dissolution of the church; that Mr. J. B. 
Balsley, Jr., Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, North 
Carolina, be authorized and instructed to act as clerk in issuing letters 
requested; and that after the period of two months from October 1, all 
remaining members be assigned to membership in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Reidsville, North Carolina. 

THIRD, that Orange Presbytery instruct the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery on the dissolution of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, to hold 
said property, real and personal, with a view to the Presbytery of 
Orange organizing a Presbyterian Church when and if possible. 

FOURTH, that the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery 
be continued until such time as the action of the Presbytery relative to 
the Hillview Presbyterian Church be completed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Orange Presbytery's Administrative Commission on the 
Hillview Presbyterian Church 

Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 
R. H. Stone, Secretary Wm. M. Currie Tom Anderson 
Paul Boone J. Bennie Joyce A. Buryl Hinshaw 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The time and place of the next meeting were announced as 
the Westview Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. on 
October 17, 1963. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and approved 
after which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. John Kimbirl. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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HISTORY OF THE ASHEBORO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The church was established on May 4, 1850. Two years prior to this 
date (1848) interest was stirred in forming a Presbyterian Church by 
some people in the community of Asheboro. There was not a Presbyterian 
Church in Randolph County prior to this time. In 1848 Rev. George McNeill, 
a Presbyterian missionary from Fayetteville, visited and preached in Ashe- 
boro and discovered there was a desire of a few persons to form a church. 

Orange Presbytery met in Washington, N. C. in December 1849 and a 
committee consisting of the Rev. Jesse Rankin and Rev. John A. Gretter 
was appointed to meet the first Sabbath in May, 1850 to investigate the 
establishing of a church. 

A meeting was held on Saturday, May 4, in the Randolph County 
Courthouse and three persons were received on certificate and ten persons 
were received by examination. Hugh McCain was elected Ruling Elder. 

The cost of the first church was $1,339.12. The lumber for the church 
was donated by two of the charter members. The church was dedicated 
February 29, 1852. The building was a frame building with a seating 
capacity of 225. 

The church was served by a number of supply pastors during the Civil 
War and reconstruction. Being a small church it was impossible to have a 
permanent pastor. 

In 1918 the old building was rolled a short distance east on the lot and 
was brick veneered. A portico with columns and eight rooms were added. 

The Rev. Cothran G. Smith became pastor in 1923 and served until 1942 
when he entered the armed services. Under his leadership the membership 
increased five-fold. An electric organ was purchased. The church became 
self supporting in 1929. 

Under the leadership of the Rev. Frank S. Jones (1943-1947) much 
emphasis was put in evangelism, and benevolent gifts were increased by 
three times the former amount. During his period of service the Dogwood 
Acres Mission was established. Sunday School and services began in 1944. 
A building was constructed and the dedication service was held on May 
23, 1947. The mission became a church in 1953. 

The present manse was completed in July 1948. Rev. George Jackson 
was the first to reside in the manse. The church celebrated its centennial 
in 1950. 

The present church was completed in 1957 and the first services were 
held on December 8, 1957. The church was built during the ministry of the 
Rev. James H. Wade. 

The church name was changed in 1957 from the "Asheboro Presbyterian 
Church" to the "First Presbyterian Church". 

The total cost of the church including land, scout hut and furnishings 
was approximately $250,000. 

The present pastor. Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. was called in March, 1962. 
Ministers From 1850 to 1963 



Rev. George McNeill 1850-54 

Dr. Simon Colton 1854-62 

Rev. C. N. Morrow 1862-64 

Rev. W. B. Tidball 1872-74 

Rev. P. H. Dalton 1876-77 

Rev. Rogers Martin 1878-79 

Rev. A. M. Watson 1880-83 

Rev. W. E. Thom 1883-84 

Dr. Egbert W. Smith 1886-88 

Rev. George A. Hough 1889-90 

Rev. C. Miller 1891 

Rev. C. W. Maxwell 1891-93 

Rev. W. L. Harrell 1895-97 

Rev. W. A. Gillon 1899 

Rev. N. Keff Smith 1904 

Rev. C. W. Robinson 1905-06 



Dr. E. L. Siler 1906 

Rev. D. M. Hawthorne 1906 

Rev. J. C. Shive 1910 

Dr. William B. Mcllwaine 1910-11 

Rev. W. F. Hollingsworth 1912 

Rev. C. H. Phipps 1912-14 

Rev. J. McL. Wicker 1915-17 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood 1917-19 

Dr. T. M. McConnell 1920-21 

Rev. Arthur Lang 1922 

Rev. J. W. Mann 1923 

Dr. Cothran G. Smith 1923-42 

Rev. Frank S. Jones 1943-47 

Dr. George D. Jackson 1948-52 

Rev. James H. Wade 1953-61 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoif, Jr. 1962- 



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CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

September 12, 1963 

The Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to order 
by the immediate past Moderator, Rev. Sam Cappel, at 10:00 
A.M. on September 12, 1963 in the Gilmer Room of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. Dr. John Womeldorf opened 
the meeting with prayer. 

ROLL 

The Roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 
Lee Adkins 
Tom Anderson 
Harry Barnett 
Irving E. Birdseye 
Eugene J. Boelte 
J. A. Boyd 

Ben F. Brown D. E. Jobe 

William Brown John W. Lipscomb 

Clifford D. Caldwell 
Sam S. Cappel 
John R. Dail 
John L. Davis 

John E. Eliason R. Vann 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick. . .Paul G. Boone, . . . 
Joseph Garrison 
W. H. Goodman 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr Otis B. Osborne.. 

J. W. Heintzleman 

Sam R. Hope V. M. Huffman. . . 

Levi H. Humphreys John C. Barnwell. 

George H. V. Hunter Luther Blakely. . . 

Marion S. Huske 
Joseph S. Jones 
John E. Kimbirl 
W. E. Lytch 

Jerry C. McCann Herbert Reese.... 

Charles W. McNutt Millard Tate 

Allen C. McSween 

K. M. Misenheimer B. H. Wolfe 

James F. Miller 

J. William Orders Glenn H. Campbell 

Roy K. Patteson, Jr. 

O. W. Perrell Thomas E. Knight 

W. W. Peters I. H. Thompson... 

Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 
Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. 
W. Clark Porter, III 

A. V. Ray W. G. Rakestraw. 

J. W. Roach 



Alamance 
Faith 



Siler City 
Bethel 



Buffalo (G) 

Forest Hills 

Piedmont 

Randolph 



St. Paul 
Northside 

Westview 

Memorial 

El Bethel 
Graham 



Smyrna 
Wentworth 



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H. M. Raynal 

Sam S. Smith Roy W. Wagner Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson 
R. H. Stone 
James Tippens 
William Varker 

James H. Wade W. H. Baird Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup 

Roy E. Watts Earnest H. McCall High Point First 

James J. Watkins 
John A. Womeldorf 
James E. Wood 
W. J. Wrenn, Jr. 

R. T. Kornegay Crestwood 

Robert B. May Hopeview 

Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

Bill Richmond Mebane 

THE CALL 

The call of the meeting was read and found in order as follows : 

August 16, 1963 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, at the re- 
quest of the Moderator, I am hereby calling Orange Presby- 
tery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
N. C. on Thursday, September 12, 1963 at 10:00 A.M. to 
transact the following business: 

1. To receive Rev. 0. W. Perrell from the Presbytery of Mecklenburg 
and to appoint a Commission to install him as pastor in the El Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. 

2. To consider the possibility of rescinding the recommendation of the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery relative to the overture to the General 
Assembly pertaining to the matter of accepting and selling stocks, 
bonds, and other securities, or real property, without congregational 
action when the purpose of the donor is to donate the proceeds of 
sale to the Church and the Church has no duties to perform other 
than the sale. 

3. To consider hearing a further report and recommendations of the 
Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery relative to the 
Hillview situation, which might involve the possibility of rescinding 
the action taken on its recommendations to Orange Presbytery during 
the 391st Stated Meeting of Orange Presbytery in the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Asheboro, N. C, on July 18, 1963. 

4. Requests of any ministers desiring Orange Presbytery to consider 
their pastoral dissolution. 

5. Reception of any ministers into Orange Presbytery which have the 
approval of the Commission on the Minister and his work. 

Items Added by Further Notice on August 30, 1963 

6. The dismissal, or transfer, of Candidates for the Gospel Ministry 
from Orange Presbytery to the Presbytery of their choice. 

7. Report of the Nominations Committee. 

8. To attend to any matters growing out of the above. 



Signed: T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Stated Clerk 



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At this point in the meeting the gavel was turned over to 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Moderator of the Presbytery, to 
moderate the remainder of the meeting. Rev. Eugene Boelte 
and Rev. John Davis were elected Temporary Clerks. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner: 

1. Requests for excuses were received from the following men: Rev. W. 
M. Baker, Rev. Charles Coats, Rev. J. S. Cook, Rev. John Leith, Dr. 
John Redhead, Rev. Harry Smith, Rev. John Whitley and Elders 
M. E. Carr and C. C. O'Brien. The requests were granted. 

2. Request from Mr, Eugene Fieg, Candidate for the Ministry under 
the care of Orange Presbytery, that he be dismissed to Louisville 
Presbytery. The request was granted. 

3. Certificates of transfer for Rev. 0. W. Perrell and Rev. C. N. Morri- 
son. These were received as information. 

BUSINESS 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Allen C. McSween. The report and 
recommendations were adopted as follows : 

I. Under the authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission on 
the Minister and His Work has acted as a Commission in the following 
matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. Dissolution of pastoral relation between Little River Church and 
Charles W. Coats, effective August 31, 1963, that he might accept 
call of Speedwell Church. 

2. Dissolution of pastoral relation between Bethany Church and Z. T. 
Piephoff, Sr., effective September 16, 1963 that he might be available 
for supply work in the Presbytery. 

II. Acting in the capacity of a Committee, your Commission has examined 
the following calls and found them in order: 

1. The congregation of the El Bethel Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, 
N. C. has called as pastor the Rev. O. W. Perrell of the Presbytery 
of Mecklenburg. Terms of call as follows: 

a. $4,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. $800.00 car allowance 

f. $162.09 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for Pastor and his family 

g. Moving expenses from Waxhaw, N. C, to our manse at El Bethel 
Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. 

2. The congregation of the Hope View Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, 
has called as pastor the Reverend A. V. Ray of the Presbytery of 
Orange. Terms of call as follows: 

a. $4,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

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d. One month vacation 

e. $800.00 car allowance 

f. Full cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for Pastor and his family 

g. Moving expense from manse at Wentworth to our manse in 
Greensboro 

3. The congregation of the Speedwell Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, 
has called as pastor the Reverend Charles W. Coats of the Presbytery 
of Orange. Terms of call as follows: 

a. $4,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. $800.00 car allowance 

f. Full cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for Pastor and his family 

g. Moving expense from the Little River manse to our manse in 
Reidsville. 

4. The congregation of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church, High 
Point, has called as pastor the Reverend J. William Orders, Jr., of 
the Presbytery of Orange. Terms of call as follows: 

a. $5,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

f. $162.09 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for pastor and his family. 

h. Moving expense from Memorial manse in Greensboro to our 
manse in High Point, N. C. 

III. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the call of the El Bethel Presbyterian Church to the Reverend 
0. W. Perrell be approved and that after examination and the 
signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be placed in 
his hands. 

2. That the calls to the following ministers be approved and the calls 
be placed in their hands: 

Hope View Church to the Reverend A. V. Ray 
Speedwell Church to the Reverend Charles W. Coats 
Crestwood Church to the Reverend J. William Orders, Jr. 

3. That Commissions be appointed to install Mr. Perrell as pastor of 
the El Bethel Presbyterian Church; Mr. A. V. Ray as pastor of the 
Hope View Presbyterian Church; Mr. Charles Coats as pastor of 
the Speedwell Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Orders as pastor of 
the Crestwood Presbyterian Church. 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. William Varker, Chairman. He pre- 
sented Rev. 0. W. Perrell and Rev. C. N. Morrison to the Pres- 
bytery. They were examined on their Christian Experience 
by the Moderator, Dr. T. Henry Patterson; on their views in 
Theology by Rev. William Orders; on their views in the 
Sacraments by Rev. Roy Patteson; and on their views in 
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were sustained as satisfactory in their several parts and as 
a whole. The call to the El-Bethel church was placed in the 
hands of Mr. Perrell and he accepted it. Mr. Perrell and Mr. 
Morrison signed the Book of Obligations and were enrolled 
as Ministers of Orange Presbytery. 

REQUESTS FOR DISSOLUTION OF PASTORAL RELATIONSHIPS 

Rev. J. William Orders requested that his pastoral relationship 
to the Memorial Church be dissolved in order that he might 
accept the call to the Crestwood Church. Elder Glenn Campbell 
stated that in a duly called meeting the congregation of the 
Memorial Church had voted to concur in this request. A motion 
was adopted that the request be granted. 

Rev. A. V. Ray requested that his pastoral relationship to 
the Smyrna and Wentworth churches be dissolved in order 
that he might accept the call to the Hopeview Church. Elder 
W. G. Rakestraw stated that in a duly called meeting the con- 
gregation of the Smyrna Church concurred in this request. 
Elder J. W. Roach stated that in a duly called meeting the 
congregation of the Wentworth Church had voted to concur 
in this request. A motion was adopted that the request be 
granted. 

The Call to the Crestwood Church was placed in the hands 
of Rev. J. William Orders and accepted by him. The Call to 
the Hopeview Church was placed in the hands of Rev. A. V. 
Ray and accepted by him. A motion was adopted that the 
Commission appointed to Install Rev. Charles Coats as Pastor 
of the Speedwell Church be empowered to place the Call to 
the Speedwell Church in his hands. 

INSTALLATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Kimbirl, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES COATS PASTOR OF 

THE SPEEDWELL CHURCH ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1963 AT 3:00 P.M. 

Rev. Clark Porter, III to preside and propound questions 

Rev. Jack Heintzleman to preach the sermon 

Mr. David Carroll to charge the congregation 

Rev. Eugene Boelte to charge the pastor 

Mr. Paul Booker to offer the prayer 

Mr. William Rankin 

Alternates: 

Rev. Samuel C. Smith 
Mr. Charles Booker 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. J. WILLIAM ORDERS PASTOR OF 

THE CRESTWOOD CHURCH ON OCTOBER 13, 1963 AT 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside and propound questions 

Rev. Clifford D. Caldwell to preach the sermon 

Mr. Milton W. Lindberg to charge the congregation 

Rev. W, S. Patterson to charge the pastor 

Mr. H. P. Morrison to offer the prayer 



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Alternates : 

Rev. John Kimbirl 

Mr. William Robinette 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. O. W. PERRELL PASTOR OF THE 

EL BETHEL CHURCH ON OCTOBER 6, 1963 AT 7:30 P.M. 

Rev. James E. Wood to preside and propound the questions 

Rev. John C. Whitley to preach the sermon 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson to charge the congregation 

Mr. Clinton Frank to charge the pastor 

Mr. Harry Shelton to offer the prayer 

Mr. William Chambers 

Alternates : 

Rev. John Womeldorf 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. A. V. RAY PASTOR OF THE 

HOPEVIEW CHURCH ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1963 AT 8:00 P.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire to preside and propound questions 

Rev. John Stephenson to preach the sermon 

Mr. Robert May to charge the congregation 

Rev. Gray Hampton, Jr. to charge the pastor 

Mr. Frank Pearman to offer the prayer 

Mr. Floyd Tucker 

Alternates : 

Rev. John Davis 

Mr. J. I. Medearis 

RE: OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PERTAINING TO 
THE MATTER OF SELLING STOCKS 

A motion was adopted that Presbytery take no action con- 
cerning the recommendation of the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery relative to the overture to the General Assembly per- 
taining to the matter of accepting and selling stocks, bonds, 
and other securities, or real property without congregational 
action when the purpose of the donor is to donate the pro- 
ceeds of sale to the Church and the Church has no duties to 
perform other than the sale. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY ON 
HILLVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman. After a 
period of silent prayer which was concluded with a prayer 
by the Moderator, Presbytery proceeded to discuss the report. 
The report and the recommendations were adopted as follows : 
The Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery on the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church was appointed January 24, 1963. 

Prior to the appointment of this Commission, the Presbytery v^rorked 
with the church in two different ways in an effort to assist them and 
to prevent and correct certain irregularities. The first steps were taken 
by the Commission on the Minister and His Work. The concern of this 
Commission had to do with calling a pastor. The man the Hillview 
Church proposed to call was not recognized as an ordained pastor by 
the Presbytery under the requirements of the Book of Church Order. 
This Commission attempted to work out an arrangement whereby there 
might be an acceptable ordination, but this was rejected. In order that 
our record might be complete, we are requesting the Presbytery to 
make a part of our report, the minutes of the Commission of the Min- 



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ister and His Work with reference to the Hillview Presbyterian Church. 
After the failure of the Commission on the Minister and His Work to 
effect an agreeable working arrangement, the church proceeded to call 
an unapproved man. This of course is a privilege granted a congre- 
gation; however, the Congregation did not bring the matter to the 
Presbytery, but proceeded on its own without Presbytery approval to 
call a pastor. 

In April of 1962 the Presbytery took further steps to work with the 
church by appointing a (Special Commission) Judicial Commission of 
Orange Presbytery, appointed to investigate the relation between Mr. 
Louis G. Dubost, Jr., and the Hillview Presbyterian Church. This Com- 
mission had five meetings and reported to Orange Presbytery on Jan- 
uary 24th, 1963. 

They found that the Hillview Church was being supplied by Mr. Dubost 
without the approval of or consultation with either the Presbytery or 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work. This was cited as a 
violation of the Book of Church Order, sections 21:2(3) ;25:4, and 
25:4(b). They found in addition that Mr. Dubost's ordination by the 
Gospel Fellowship Association of Greenville, S. C, was not recognized 
by the Presbyterian Church, U.S., according to the Book of Church 
Order, Section 25:6. They found that the Session of the Hillview Church 
was aware of this violation from the beginning of the relationship be- 
tween Mr. Dubost and the Hillview Church. And they found further, 
that neither Mr. Dubost nor the Hillview Presbyterian Church had 
any desire to comply with the requirement of the Book of Church 
Order, and this each party so stated. 

There seemed to be some possibility of working out the difficulty since 
the Hillview Church requested that if its relation with Orange Presbytery 
was dissolved, a door be left open, **so that, if circumstances should 
change to make it possible. Orange Presbytery might consider re-ad- 
mitting the Hillview Church into the Presbytery." This (Special Commis- 
sion) Judicial Commission was an investigating Commission, limited in 
authority, so it acted only in reporting its findings to the Presbytery of 
Orange. 

To complete our record, we are requesting that the minutes of the 
(Special Commission) Judicial Commission on the Hillview Church be 
made a part of our report. 

After this report was made an official part of the Orange Presbytery 
records, the Presbytery proceeded to appoint an Administrative Commis- 
sion, clothed with the full power of Presbytery. This included visiting 
the church, inquiring into the difficulties, holding hearings, dissolving 
the active relationship between the Elders and Deacons and the Hillview 
Church if necessary for the welfare of the church, and with full power 
of the Presbytery to assume original jurisdiction of the church. This 
Commission was made up of four ministers and three elders. 

The Commission met and reviewed the (Special Commission) Judicial 
Commission records, the Minutes of the Session and the Congregation. 
They noted certain irregularities in the minutes of the congregation of 
April 28, 1962, Section 3, regarding a deed to the manse, which was not 
in accord with the Book of Church Order. Upon further investigation 
we found the original deed to the church property had been changed 
January 3, 1960 which was also not in accordance with the Book of 
Church Order and the original deed. 

The Commission visited the church, March 24, 1963 to begin its work. 
The Chairman of the Commission explained that they were present "in 
the name of Jesus Christ the great Head of the Church." ''They were 
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try to understand how the officers felt in their hearts. After these intro- 
ductory explanations, the Commission stated that the basic grievance 
of the Presbytery with reference to the Hillview Church, was that the 
Session had been acting in violation of the Constitution of the Presby- 
terian Church, U.S., and the Book of Church Order. The specific viola- 
tions noted by the Special Commission were then listed. The Commission 
stated that it had visited the church to determine if they were true and 
to discuss what the Session proposed to do to correct them. The Session 
readily acknowledged that all violations were true. 

The Commission felt there was rather good communication. Discussion 
was free and honest. 

The Commission at this point sought to assure, and did assure the elders 
that the Presbytery would work with the Hillview Church and give them 
full support, including any necessary salary assistance for a pastor. 

This visit closed with the Commission suggesting that the elders con- 
sider the matter prayerfully and fully and address a communication to 
the Commission indicating their desire with reference to their relation- 
ship to Orange Presbytery. 

The Administrative Commission received a communication from the 
Session dated June 15, 1963 requesting that the Commission recommend 
to Presbytery that the relationship between the Hillview Church and 
Presbytery be dissolved. The Session based their request on the fact 
that 46 members of the Congregation, at a Congregational meeting, had 
so expressed themselves favoring dissolution of the relationship, while 
11 wished to continue. One of the five members of the Session voted 
against the Session requesting the dissolution of the relationship. 

The Commission took the view that this request called for full Presby- 
tery action, since Presbytery was a party in the original formation of 
the church, and only Presbytery could dissolve a church. 

The Administrative Commission proposed therefore, to recommend to 
Presbytery the dissolution of the church, which involved dismissing the 
members upon their request to other churches, or placing them on the 
roll of other churches in time. It also involved disposing of the property 
of the church through the Trustees of the Presbytery of Orange. The 
Commission in its proposal allowed a period of grace, and suggested 
as the effective date, October 1, 1963. 

The Commission therefore, notified the Session of the Hillview Pres- 
byterian Church on May 11, 1963, of its proposed recommendation to 
the Presbytery as follows: 

RESOLUTION TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE: 
Re: HILLVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WHEREAS the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery met 
with the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church on March 24, 1963 
and 

WHEREAS it was acknowledged by the Session that the grievance as 
outlined in the report to Orange Presbytery of the (Special Commission) 
Judicial Commission of Orange Presbytery, under the date of January 
24, 1963, were true and 

WHEREAS the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery re- 
quested a specific statement from the Session of the Hillview Pres- 
byterian Church indicating their desire with reference to their relation- 
ship to Orange Presbytery, and 

WHEREAS the Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, upon the 
advice of the Congregation of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, in a 



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vote of 46 to 11 have requested Orange Presbytery to dissolve the Hill- 
view Presbyterian Church's relationship with Orange Presbytery, 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: 

FIRST, that the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery with 
regret recommends to Orange Presbytery that the request be granted; 
that the Hillview Presbyterian Church be dissolved; and that Presbytery 
declare all offices vacant, effective October 1, 1963. 

SECOND, that Orange Presbytery herewith authorize the issuing of 
letters of transfer to any other church for any member during a two- 
month period following the dissolution of the church; that Mr. J. B. 
Balsley, Jr., Elder in the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, North 
Carolina, be authorized and instructed to act as clerk in issuing letters 
requested; and that after the period of two months from October 1, all 
remaining members be assigned to membership in the First Presby- 
terian Church of Reidsville, North Carolina. 

THIRD, that Orange Presbytery instruct the Trustees of Orange Pres- 
bytery on the dissolution of the Hillview Presbyterian Church, to hold 
said property, real and personal, with a view to the Presbytery of 
Orange organizing a Presbyterian Church when and if possible. 

FOURTH, that the Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery be 
continued until such time as the action of the Presbytery relative to 
the Hillview Presbyterian Church be completed. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Orange Presbytery's Administrative Commission 
on the Hillview Presbyterian Church 

The COMMISSION further invited the Session to engage in further 
conversation before the meeting of Presbytery, scheduled for July 18, 
1963. No request came for further discussion. 

On June 15th, the Chairman received a letter from the Session, indicat- 
ing that by sessional action they had "declared that the relationship 
existing between the Hillview Presbyterian Church and Orange Pres- 
bytery is dissolved as of June 15th, 1963. The Session further notified 
the congregation in a letter to the congregation of their action, and 
affirmed that Orange Presbytery had no relationship with the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church. 

When Presbytery met in Asheboro, at which time it had been announced 
that Presbytery would hear the Commission's recommendations, the 
Session of the Hillview Presbyterian Church was not represented. 
At the July 18th meeting of the Presbytery the Presbytery adopted 
the resolution recommending that the Hillview Church be dissolved as 
of October 1st, 1963. 

In the action which Presbytery took the Administrative Commission on 
the Hillview Church was continued until such time as the Presbytery's 
action with reference to the Hillview Presbyterian Church be completed. 
The Commission learned that there was continued activity on the part 
of the Session aimed at furthering the estrangement of the congrega- 
tion and the Presbytery. They also received a communication from a 
group of members in the Hillview Church wishing to continue a Pres- 
byterian Church in relation to Orange Presbytery. 

The Administrative Commission met August 5, 1963 to determine what 
further assistance it could give the congregation. At this meeting the 
Commission dissolved the session and took original jurisdiction of the 
church as of August 5th. We so notified the elders individually by certi- 
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they wanted a hearing before the Commission. No requests were made. 
On assuming original jurisdiction, the Commission further notified Mr. 
Louis Dubost that his services would terminate August 21st, 1963. The 
Commission also addressed a communication to the membership of the 
church notifying them that the Commission had assumed original juris- 
diction of the church. We further informed them that the Presbytery 
through the Extension Committee would provide worship services in the 
church beginning September 1st, at 11 a.m., and that the Commission 
would meet at 7:30 p.m., September 1st, for a service of worship and 
a conference with the congregation. 

Prior to this scheduled Commission meeting on September 1st, two 
members of the dissenting group met unofficially with the chairman 
of the Commission to discuss ways of continuing the life of the church 
until such time as the question of property was settled either by agree- 
ment or through civil action. They in turn prepared a proposal for 
settlement. 

The Sunday worship service on September 1st was provided by the 
Commission, however the pulpit was not released to the Commission. 
This was in part the result of a compromised agreement with the chair- 
man of the Commission, without the approval of the Commission, in 
order to give the Commission time to consider the proposal for property 
settlement being submitted. 

When the Commission met on Sunday evening and participated in the 
worship service, it was not recognized as a Commission by the presiding 
officer of the Church. 

At this Commission meeting the proposed property settlement was sub- 
mitted. The Commission after long deliberation rejected their proposal, 
and affirmed its original recommendation to the Presbytery, and the 
action of the Presbytery on July 18, 1963 calling for the church to be 
dissolved as of October 1st, 1963. 

The Commission considered again the choice of dissolving the church 
or claiming the property for the small continuing group loyal to Orange 
Presbytery. It was believed that the course of dissolving the church 
would be in the best interest of all concerned and avoid the issue of 
strife within the membership. The Commission in making this recom- 
mendation is not intending to desert the field. Steps have already been 
taken by naming two members of the continuing group as contact persons 
with a view to holding services at the earliest possible time. 

The Commission also authorized the Chairman to notify the treasurer 
of the church that under original jurisdiction, all money paid out would 
be subject to the approval of the Commission. 

In the week that followed the chairman again asked that the pulpit be 
made available to the Commission. He received no reply. He indicated 
that if he received no reply the Presbytery would not create an em- 
barrassing scene by sending a man to preach but their action would 
become a part of the record. 

The Administrative Commission further reports to Orange Presbytery 
that on September 1, 1963, in the evening, it met, separately, with both 
groups in the church; that the dissenting group presented a written pro- 
posal of settlement whereby the church property including the manse 
would be appraised by the Reidsville Real Estate Board, with the 
amount of the mortgage, approximately $8,000.00, to be subtracted from 
the amount of the appraisal, and the property then to be quit-claimed 
to Presbytery or the dissenting group, at the election of Presbytery, 
with the taker of the property to assume the mortgage and pay the 
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the personal property to be divided between the dissenting group and 
the continuing group, and with the pulpit to be shared by Presbytery 
and the dissenting group during such period of time as may be required 
to bring the matter to full adjustment. 

After full consideration, the Administrative Commission voted to reject 
the proposal. 

The Administrative Commission of Orange Presbytery on the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church now recommends to Presbytery for the sake of 
safe guarding the witness of the church under the Constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States: 

(1) That Presbytery approve the action of the Administrative Com- 
mission in rejecting the settlement proposal; 

(2) That Presbytery reaffirm its action heretofore taken by which action 
Hillview Presbyterian Church was dissolved, to be effective October 
1, 1963; 

(3) That Presbytery assert its title to the property and that it direct 
the Trustees of Presbytery to institute an action in the Superior 
Court of Rockingham County to have the title to said property 
declared to be in the Trustees, and for possession of the premises, 
and is in accord with the Book of Church Order, Chapter 6-3, and; 

(4) That the Trustees be authorized to employ counsel to conduct the 
litigation, with Presbytery to be responsible for said attorney's 
compensation. 

A motion was adopted that the matter of disciplining the Elders of the 
Hillview Church be referred to the Administrative Commission. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes were read and approved after which Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer by Rev. 0. W. Perrell. 

T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE HUNDRED NINETY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

WESTVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, N. C. 

October 17, 1963 

The Three Hundred Ninety-Second Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson, at 9:30 A.M. in the Westview Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C. on Thursday, October 17th, 1963. The Mod- 
erator opened the meeting with prayer. 

He introduced Rev. 0. W. Perrell who led the morning medita- 
tion. After the singing of 'The Church's One Foundation," Mr. 
Perrell read Psalm 24 and brought a message on the ''Steward- 
ship of Life and Possessions" from the text, "The Earth is the 
Lord's and the fulness thereof." 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 
Lee Adkins 

Tom B. Anderson Howard Fogleman, Jr. .. .Burlington First 

W. M. Baker 

Harry Barnett Mark S. Walker Cross Roads 

Vance Barron George L. Coxhead Chapel Hill 

Irving E. Birdseye Jack E. Foster Guilford Park 

Eugene J. Boelte J. R. Bennett Greenwood 

Coy Bovender Glenn W. Blanchard Shiloh 

J. A. Boyd M. S. Angle Milton 

W. Osmond Smith, Jr Red House 

Ben F. Brown J. N. Hodgin Alamance 

Bill Brown John W. Lipscomb Faith 

Sam S. Cappel William F. Richmond ... .Mebane 

R. D. Carson Calvin Donnell Sanford First 

Charles W. Coats Leonard Booker Speedwell 

William M. Currie C. T. Boyd Greensboro First 

Floyd Hendley Greensboro First 

John R. Dail Larry Parsons Trinity 

John L. Davis C. C. O'Brien Vandalia 

F. Marion Dick 

John Eliason James H. Parker Siler City 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick. . .Otis W. Lowe Bethel 

Joe Flora 

Sam Fudge S. C. Blackwood New Hope 

Joseph M. Garrison W. P. Albright Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman A. F. Perry Sedgefield 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

Jack Heintzleman W. H. Atkinson Bethlehem 

Howard McAdams Efland 



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Levi H. Humphreys F. Ray Taylor Piedmont 

George H. V. Hunter J. E. Warren Randolph 

Marion S. Huske 
Joseph S. Jones 

John E. Kimbirl L. L. Holt Bessemer 

W. E. Lytch Elwood H. Clayton Bethesda 

Thomas H. Whitley Yanceyville 

Jerry McCann A. L. Lefler St. Paul 

Charles W. McNutt E. E. Deason Northside 

James F. Miller T. B. Hilliard Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer Harry M. Clark Westview 

C. N. Morrison 
M. J. Murray 

J. William Orders Herbert C. Simmons Crestwood 

T. Henry Patterson 

Roy K. Patteson J. R. Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

O. W. Perrell 

W.W.Peters W. H. Hazard Graham 

Z. T. Piephoff Lexie Glenn Bethany 

Z. T. Peiphoff, Jr R. R. Walker Asheboro First 

W. C. Porter, HI T. C. Ellis Eno 

A. V. Ray 

H. M. Raynal Duncan Godfrey Morningside 

Harry E. Smith 

Sam C. Smith W. J. Fetzer Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson George W. Pearson Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

James S. R. Tippens 

Don Trent Dixon Thomas St. Andrews 

William D. Varker Robert T. Thomas Westminster 

James H. Wade L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

J. W. Walkup M. E. Wilder Buffalo (L) 

W. H. Westerfield 

John C. Whitley Coy L. Stack Leaksville First 

John A. Womeldorf N. T. Wrenn Brentwood 

James E. Wood Henry M. Shelton Riverview 

Charles B. Yeargan Keneth Brothers Springwood 

Victor Graham East Burlington 

Pete R. Armstrong Forest Hills 

C. Frank Smith Griers 

John H. Wood Hawfields 

Thomas M. Martin Joyce 

J. Bennie Joyce Madison 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Frank M. Gilliam Pocket 

Robert H. Hood Starmount 

Herman Blanchard Stoney Creek 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Black Memorial, Broadway, Cumnock, Dogwood Acres, Edge- 
wood, El Bethel, Euphronia, Fairfield, Farmville, Goldston, 
Gulf, Haywood, High Point First, Hope View, Jonesboro, 
Little River, Memorial, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Salem, 
Smyrna, Stoneville, Wentworth, and White Hill. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS 

Elder Charles T. Boyd, Elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, was elected Moderator by acclamation. 
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presented to Mr. Boyd a plaque in recognition of his years of 
faithful service as a Trustee of Orange Presbytery. 

CHARLES T. BOYD 
In Appreciation 

Orange Presbytery through this testimonial would express its 
deep appreciation of the devoted and unfailing services rendered 
to the Presbytery, the Synod, and to individual churches of 
North Carolina by Mr. Charles T. Boyd. For more than twenty 
years Elder Boyd has been the trusted adviser of our church 
boards and leaders in all matters involving civil and ecclesiastic 
laws, bringing to the secretaries and trustees his thorough 
knowledge of these laws and his sane judgment in the appli- 
cation of them. 

Beginning in 19J^2 as counselor of Dr. E. E. Gillespie, the 
Synod's Secretary of Home Missions, he has from 1948 on been 
the mainstay of the several Executive Secretaries and Trustees 
of the Presbytery: Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Dr. R. H. Stone, 
and now Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

An attorney, rich in experience and of the highest repute, a 
diligent Bible student and Bible teacher, an honored Elder and 
a Christian gentleman: such a man is Charles T. Boyd, who 
through the years, without remuneration, save the inward, has 
unfailingly and unselfishly given of his time and talent to our 
Synod and Presbytery. The laymen, ministers, leaders, alike 
of our Presbyterian churches are greatly indebted to you. Sir, 
and gladly honor you, not only for what you have done and 
are doing, but also for what you are by accompanying this 
TESTIMONIAL with the more enduring plaque, tvhose inscrip- 
tion reads: 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Synod of North Carolina, Presbyterian Church 
in the United States 

Charles T. Boyd 

Grateful Appreciation For Invaluable Services Rendered 

LEGAL COUNSELOR 

DEDICATED PRESBYTER 

Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk, 

Orange Presbytery, Synod of North Carolina 
Presbyterian Church in the United States 
October 17, 1963 

Rev. Eugene Boelte and Rev. Jack Heintzleman v^ere elected 
Temporary Clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder Harry M. Clark of the Westview Church gave a warm 
and cordial welcome to the Presbytery in behalf of the Session 
of the church. He noted that the Church is celebrating its 
Fiftieth Anniversary and had recently occupied its lovely new 
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COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Kay Misenheimer. He gave a further 
word of welcome to the Presbytery and presented the docket. 
The Docket as amended was adopted as the working docket 
for the day. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
THREE HUNDRED NINETY-SECOND STATED MEETING 

WESTVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

BURLINGTON, N. C. 

October 17, 1963, 9:30 A.M. 

9:30 A.M. Called to Order— Dr. T. Henry Patterson, Moderator 

Worship Committee — Rev. Walter Goodman, Chairman 

a. Meditation— Rev. O. W. Perrell, Minister, El Bethel 
Church 
Roll Call 

Election of Moderator (Elder Charles T. Boyd, Moderator in 
nomination) 

a. Presentation of Plaques — Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
Election of Temporary Clerks 
Address of Welcome — Elder Harry M. Clark 
Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer, 

Minister Westview Church 
Introduction of Visiting Brethren 
Communications & Announcements: 

a. Re: Divesting Rev. J. O. Howell, of his office as min- 
ister without censure 
Appointment of Standing Committees — Moderator 

1. Bills and Overtures (Moderator Appoints) 

2. Courtesy (Moderator Appoints) 

10:30 A.M. Inter-Agency Committee, Report of — Dr. P. D. Miller, Execu- 
tive Secretary Board of Church Extension, General 
Assembly 

11:00 A.M. Recess 

11:15 A.M. Council of Orange, Mr. Harry M. Clark, Chairman 

a. Audit & Budget Committee, Report of — Mr. Elmo 
Bunn, Chairman 
Stewardship Promotion Committee, Mr. Herman MacLean, 
Chairman 

Records and Amendments, Rev, James Tippens 
11:45 A.M. Campus Christian Life Committee, Report of — Rev. William 
Brown, Chairman 

a. Miss Pat Hall, Campus Christian Life Worker, Univer- 
sity of N. C, Greensboro, N. C. 
12:15 P.M. Recess for Lunch 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

REPORTS OF PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
1. Evangelism — Dr. Jos. M. Garrison 

a. Rev. Al Dimmock, Pastor of West Raleigh Presby- 
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2. Women's Work, Rev. Marion J. Murray, Chairman 

3. Manual Changes 

4. Nominations, Rev. James H. Wade, Chairman 

5. Christian Education, Rev. Jack Davis, Chairman 

6. Homes, Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas, Chairman (no report to 
be recognized) 

7. Church Extension, Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

8. Committee on Candidates, Rev. Irving E. Birdseye, 
Chairman 

9. Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Elder C. Fred Carlson 
3:00 P.M. Nomination of Next Moderator 

Report of Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures 

2. Courtesy 
New Business 

Old Business — Report of Administrative Commission Re: Cen- 
soring the Elders — Dr. Jos. M. Garrison, Chairman 

Time and Place of next meeting, January 16, 1964, Northside 
Church, Burlington, N. C. 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjournment 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Dr. P. D. Miller, Executive Secretary of the Board of Church 
Extension of the General Assembly; Rev. Al Dimmock, Gran- 
ville Presbytery ; James MacKenzie, Concord Presbytery were 
introduced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. Also intro- 
duced were Miss Pat Hall, Campus Christian Life Worker in 
Greensboro ; and Mr. H. G. MacLean who were given the priv- 
ilege of the floor. Elders attending Presbytery for the first 
time were also presented. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. Requests for excuses from this meeting of Presbytery were received 
from and granted for: Rev. Clifford Caldwell, Rev. J. S. Cook, Rev. 
Sam Hope, Rev. Allen McSween, Rev. W. S. Patterson, Dr. W. T. 
Thompson, Dr. Roy Watts, Dr. Marshall S. Woodson, and Rev. Wil- 
liam J. Wrenn. 

2. Request from Rev. J. S. Cook that he be permitted to labor outside 
the bounds of Orange Presbytery. The request was granted. 

3. Acknowledgement of the Certificate of Reception receipt for Rev. 
Lawrence Avent. A motion was adopted that it be admitted to record. 

4. Divesting of Rev. J. 0. Howell of the Office of Minister without 
censure in accordance with the recommendation of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work and the Book of Church Order, Chap- 
ter 7, Paragraph 107-8, 11. A motion was adopted that this action be 
taken and Mr. Howell be assigned as a member of the Westview 
Church, Burlington. 



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he be granted five minutes for an announcement. The request was 
granted and Mr. Daniel called attention to the Audio-Visual Aids Pre- 
view to be held at the First Church Burlington on October 22, 1963. 

6. The minutes of Commission to install Rev. Charles Coats, Rev. J. 
William Orders, Rev. 0. W. Perrell, and Rev. A. V. Ray were received 
and admitted to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. CHARLES COATS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Speedwell Church on September 22, 1963 at 2:45 P.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. W. Clark Porter, III. Members present: Rev. 
W. Clark Porter, Rev. Samuel C. Smith, Rev. Jack W. Heintzleman, Rev. 
Eugene J. Boelte and Elders C. Leonard Booker, W. A. Rankin, D, Harvey 
Carroll, and Paul J. Booker. A quorum was present and Rev. Eugene Boelte 
was elected clerk. Rev. W. Clark Porter, III presided in the Worship 
Service. Rev. Jack W. Heitzleman preached the Sermon from the text, 
II Timothy 4:1-5. Rev. Clark Porter recited the proceedings of Presbytery 
and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and the Con- 
gregation. These being answered in the affirmative. Rev. Charles Coats was 
installed as Pastor of the Speedwell Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, 
Book of Church Order. Rev. Eugene Boelte delivered the charge to the 
Minister and Elder D. Harvey Carroll to the congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction, pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him ''their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. W. Clark Porter, III. 

Rev. W. Clark Porter, III, Moderator 
Rev. Eugene J. Boelte, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. J. WILLIAM ORDERS 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Crestwood Church on October 13, 1963 at 10:30 A.M. and was 
convened with prayer by Rev. Clifford Caldwell. Members present: Rev. 
Clifford Caldwell, Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, and Elders Milton Lindberg 
and W. F. Robinette. A quorum was present and Elder W. F. Robinette 
was elected clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire presided in the Worship 
Service. Rev. Clifford Caldwell preached the Sermon on the text, II Corin- 
thians 5:20 entitled, "A Transforming Conviction." Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Con- 
stitutional questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Rev. J. William Orders was installed as Pastor 
of the Crestwood Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church 
Order. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire delivered the charge to the Minister and 
Elder Milton Lindberg to the Congregation. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Elder Milton Lindberg. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Elder W. F. Robinette, Clerk 



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MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. O. W. PERRELL 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the El Bethel Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, October 6, 1963, at 
7:00 P.M. and was convened with prayer by Elder Henry Shelton. Members 
present: Rev. James E. Wood, Rev. John C. Whitley, Dr. T. Henry Patterson, 
and Elders Henry Shelton, Clinton Frank and William Chambers. A quorum 
was present. Mr. Henry Shelton was elected Clerk. Rev. James E. Wood 
presided and propounded the Constitutional questions to the Minister and 
the Congregation. The Rev. John C. Whitley preached the Sermon from 
the text, Matthew 16:13-18 entitled, 'The Great Confession." Dr. T. Henry 
Patterson gave the charge to the Congregation and Mr. Clinton Frank to 
the Minister. These having been answered in the affirmative, the Rev. O. W. 
Perrell was installed as Pastor of the El Bethel Church according to the 
Book of Church Order Paragraph 27-6. 

The Service was concluded with the Benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by the Rev. James E. Wood. 

Rev. James E. Wood, Moderator 
Elder Henry Shelton, Clerk 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. A. V. RAY 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Orange Presbytery, 
met at the Hope View Church on September 29, 1963, and was convened 
with prayer by Rev. Gray Hampton. Members present: Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr., Rev. Gray Hampton, Rev. John Stephenson and Elders Robert 
May, Frank Pearman, Frank Medearis and Floyd Tucker. A quorum was 
present. Elder Frank Medearis was elected clerk. Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr. recited the proceedings of Presbytery and propounded the Constitutional 
questions to the Minister and the Congregation. These being answered 
in the affirmative, Rev. A. V. Ray was installed as Pastor of the Hope View 
Church, according to Paragraph 27-6, Book of Church Order. Rev. Gray 
Hampton delivered the charge to the Minister and Elder Robert May to 
the congregation. 

The service was concluded with the Benediction pronounced by the 
newly installed Minister, and the members of the congregation came 
forward and gave him "their right hand in token of their cordial reception 
and affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. John Stephenson. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Moderator 
Elder Frank Medearis, Clerk 

INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE, Reporf of 

Was presented by Dr. P. D. Miller, Executive Secretary of the 
Board of Church Extension of the General Assembly. He out- 
lined for the Presbytery the plans for the reorganization of 
the boards and agencies of the General Assembly, The report 
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RECESS 

Presbytery recessed for fifteen minutes. Presbytery recon- 
vened at 11:15 A.M. Rev. Paul Warren was recognized and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

1. Bills and Overtures 
Dr. T. Henry Patterson 
Rev. Harry Barnett 
Elder Harry M. Clark 

2. Courtesy 

Rev. J. A. Boyd 
Rev. William Brown 
Elder Robert Hood 

Dr. T. Henry Patterson announced the death of Mr. Henry 
V. Koonts who was an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church 
of High Point. He called attention to the splendid work which 
he had done as a member of the Board of Trustees of Camp 
New Hope. Presbytery stood in silent prayer for the family 
with the prayer being closed by the Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, 
Jr. 

STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. Herman MacLean, Chairman. The re- 
port was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON RECORDS AND AMENDMENTS, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Tippens, Chairman. A motion 
was adopted to receive the report as information and proceed 
to vote on the amendments to the Book of Church Order. 
A motion was made to adopt No. 1, ("Amendment to the Form of Gov- 
ernment, sec. 15-6(15) by deleting the word "active.") The vote was 
taken as follows: 

For: 109 
Against: 2 

A motion was made to vote on No. 2, (Amendment to the Form of 
Government, sees. 9-2 and 12-7: a. That sec. 9-2 be amended by adding 
the following sentence: "Both men and women shall be eligible to hold 
Church offices." b. That sec. 12-7 be amended by substituting for the 
word "women" the word "persons.") by secret ballot. The motion was 
adopted. Following discussion the vote was taken as follows: 

a. For: 50 
Against: 68 

b. For: 61 
Against: 57 

EVANGELISM CONFERENCE 

Dr. Joseph Garrison announced that there would be a confer- 
ence on Evangelism at the First Church Burlington Sunday, 
October 20th, at 4 P.M. 



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COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY, Report of 

Was presented by Elder Harry M. Clark, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

We recommend that: 

1. Since the Christian Education Committee has complied with the 
Manual requiring Committees to obtain approval of Council for special 
financial campaigns we therefore join the Christian Education Com- 
mittee in recommending approval for the Christian Education Com- 
mittee to solicit private funds for the construction of a Dining Hall 
and a Manse for the Permanent Program Director and to present 
to the January Meeting of Orange Presbytery a request to borrow 
such additional funds as are necessary. 

2. We recommend that the following Audits reports be adopted: 

a. Benevolence Fund 

b. General Assembly and Synod Assessment Fund (Tax) 

c. Church Extension Fund 

d. Debenture Bonds and Debt Service Fund 

e. Office of Orange Fund 

f. Office of Orange Building Fund 

g. Christian Education and Camp New Hope 

(1) General Fund 

(2) Operating Fund 

(3) Capital Improvement Fund 

(4) Debt Retirement Fund 

(5) Directors Reserve Fund 

h. Accounts of Thomas M. Richmond, Treasurer of the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery for the year ending December 31, 1962. 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements 
Periods ended December 31, 1962 

F. E. BUNN, JR. 

Certified Public Accountant 
2404 Hawthorne 
Greensboro, N. C. 
The Council of Orange Presbytery: 

I have examined the statement of cash receipts and disbursements of 
Orange Presbytery as follows: 

Exhibit A — Benevolence Fund — Year ended December 31, 1962 
Schedule A-1 — General Assembly and Synod Assessment Fund — Year 
ended December 31, 1962 

Exhibit B — Church Extension Fund — Year ended December 31, 1962 
Schedule B-1 — Debenture Bonds and Debt Service Fund — Year ended 
December 31, 1962 

Exhibit C— Office of Orange Fund — Year ended December 31, 1962 
Schedule C-1 — Office of Orange Building Fund — Year ended December 
31, 1962 

Exhibit D — Christian Education and Camp New Hope — General Fund — 
Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 



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Schedule D-1 — Operating Fund — Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 
Schedule D-2 — Capital Improvement Fund — Eleven Months ended De- 
cember 31, 1962 

Schedule D-3 — Debt Retirement Fund — Eleven Months ended December 
31, 1962 

Schedule D-4 — Directors' Reserve Fund — Eleven Months ended Decem- 
ber 31, 1962 

Exhibit E— Trust Funds— Year ended December 31, 1962 
This examination did not include confirmation of loan balances at 
December 31, 1962 or valuation of investments or properties owned by 
Orange Presbytery. Also, certain records of the Church Extension Fund 
were not available for inspection and a complete reconciliation of receipts 
and disbursements resulted in certain minor differences which are included 
in miscellaneous expenses in Exhibit B. In other respects, the examination 
of cash receipts and disbursements was made in accordance with generally 
accepted auditing standards, and accordingly included such other auditing 
procedures as I considered necessary in the circumstances. 

In my opinion, except for Exhibit B on which no overall opinion is ex- 
pressed, the accompanying statements of cash receipts and disbursements 
present fairly the cash transactions of the funds of Orange Presbytery as 
listed above for the periods to December 31, 1962 as indicated. 

F. E. Bunn, Jr. 

Certified Public Accountant 

Greensboro, N. C. 
October 16, 1963 

Exhibit A 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
BENEVOLENCE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year ended December 31, 1962 (See Note) 

Acceptances Received and Disbursed 
Benevolence 
Budget 

Assembly's Causes: 
World Missions 
Church Extension 
Christian Education 
Annuities and Relief 
General Fund 
Inter-Church Agencies 



Synod's Causes: 
Church Extension 
Presbyterian Home 
Children's Home 
Christian Education 
Higher Educational Institutions 
Campus Christian Life 
Synod's Office 



Presbytery's Causes: 
Church Extension 
Office of Orange 
Christian Education and 

Camp New Hope 
Glade Valley 



Total Budget Benevolences 
Special and miscellaneous gifts 



In 1962 


In 1963 


For 1962 


Over (Under) 








Budget 


$ 82.059.50 


89,279.75 


3,921.41 


11,141.66 


41,535.25 


35.741.10 


1.861.62 


(3.932.53) 


17.903.13 


17.645.78 


815.57 


558.22 


3,875.50 


9.519.55 


2,091.17 


7,735.22 


32,562.62 


27.439.71 


1,402.02 


(3,720.89) 


589.75 


487.49 


30.85 


(71.41) 


178,525.75 


180.113.38 


10,122.64 


11,710.27 


10,784.00 


9.199.46 


602.34 


(982.20) 


2,906.63 


5.298.16 


370.46 


2.761.99 


11.078.87 


16.289.03 


908.68 


6.118.84 


6,150.25 


5.343.52 


282.34 


(524.39) 


53,667.25 


44.889.14 


2,430.51 


(6.347.60) 


7.203.37 


6.042.25 


347.07 


(814.05) 


4.633.75 


3.898.24 


214.77 


(520.74) 


96,424.12 


90,959.80 


5,156.17 


(308.15) 


89.894.75 


78.817.81 


3,749.21 


(7.327.73) 


23.716.38 


19.773.90 


1,071.31 


(2.871.17) 


24.264.00 


20,229.74 


1,120.39 


(2,913.87) 


8,425.00 


7.745.72 


733.72 


54.44 


146.300.13 


126.567.17 


6.674.63 


(13.058.33) 


$421,250.00 


397.640.35 


21.953.44 


(1.656.21) 




6,054.06 








$403,694.41 







Note: The Presbytery closed its books on December 28. 1962. Since that date $21,953.44 has 
been received applicable to 1962 according to unaudited reports. These figures are 
included here for comparative purposes only and are subject to audit with the 1963 
records. 



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Schedule A-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SYNOD ASSESSMENT FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at beginning of year $ 858.87 

Receipts : 

Tax assessed to churches for year $ 14,582.28 

Less unpaid assessments at 

December 31, 1962: - 



Broadway $ 


60.51 


Crossroads 


128.64 


East Burlington 


15.89 


Cumnock 


111.62 


El Bethel 


58.75 


Hillview 


52.21 


Salem, after payment of $41.76 


10.45 



438.07 14,144.21 



Disbursements 

General Assembly 6,243.21 
Synod of North Carolina 9,134.33 



15,003.08 



Total disbursements - 15,377.54 



Deficit at December 31, 1962 ($375.00 
advanced temporarily in 1963 from 
Office of Orange Fund and repaid 

in 1963) $ 374.46 



Exhibit B 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCH EXTENSION FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year ended December 31, 1962 

Balance in bank at beginning of year $ 8^650.53 

Receipts (other than loans): 

Benevolences $ 75,911.97 
Day's Pay 2,905.84 



Total receipts from Benevolence Fund 

(Exhibit A) 78,817.81 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 2,332.87 

Foust Estate 3,944.20 

Stone Estate 731.29 

Synod of North Carolina — grants 2,465.00 

Vacation Fund 647.00 

Sale of Gilead Church 500.00 

Refund to Board of Church Extension 23.66 89,461.83 



Payments received on loans: 

Siler City 1,100.00 
Morningside 400.00 

Glenwood 2,000.00 

Meadowside 1,057.47 

Greater Greensboro Council of Church Extension 1,207.37 5,764.84 



103,887.20 



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Disbursements (other than loans) : 
New buildings — Chapel Hill 
New properties: 

Meadowside relocation 
Trinity relocation 

Challenge Funds: 
Hope View 
East Burlington 

Grants : 
Salem 
Memorial 
Dogwood Acres 
St. Paul 

Gifts from Synod (see above): 
Hope View 
Park Avenue 

Debt Service (Schedule B-1): 
Bonds retired 
Interest 

Operating expenses: 
Salaries 
Student supply 
Vacation fund 
Moving expense 
Miscellaneous 

Carried forward 

Brought forward 
Payments on loans: 

Meadowside 
Vandalia 

Temporary loan to Office of 

Orange Fund 
Gilead Church 

Deposits in savings and loan 
associations: 

Transfer for Meadowside 
Transfer for Forest Hills 

Cash in operating account — North 
Carolina National Bank, 
Greensboro, North Carolina 



7,849.54 
1,500.00 



1,000.00 
1,000.00 



2,500.00 
3,000.00 
2,000.00 
15,000.00 



1,232.50 
1,232.50 



6,500.00 
3,905.00 



27,346.68 
250.00 
613.00 
163.15 
443.79 



2,000.00 
1,200.00 

4,000.00 
500.00 



2,905.84 
23.66 



5,000.00 



9,349.54 



2,000.00 



22,500.00 



2,465.00 



10,405.00 



28,816.62 
80,536.16 
$ 80,536.16 



7,700.00 



2,929.50 



91,165.66 



$ 12,711.54 



Subject to accompanying report of F. E. Bunn, Jr. dated October 16, 1963. 

Schedule B-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
DEBENTURE BONDS AND DEBT SERVICE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year ended December 31, 1962 

Loans Debenture Total Debt 

Outstanding Bonds Interest Service 

Debentures issued $100,000.00 
Redeemed 1958-1961 20,300.00 



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D6b6nturGS outstanding a.t 








beginning of year 


79,700.00 


— 


79,700.00 


Interest for year 


— 


3,905.00 


3,905.00 




79,700.00 


3,905.00 


83,605.00 


Transfer from Church Extension 








Committee (Exhibit B) for 








debt service 


6,500.00 


3,905.00 


10,405.00 


Debentures outstanding at 








end of year 


$ 73,200.00 




73,200.00 



Loans outstanding from proceeds 
of fund at beginning and end 
of year: 

St. Paul Presbyterian 

Church $ 17,500.00 

Sedgefield Presbyterian 
Church 17,500.00 



$ 35,000.00 



Exhibit C 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
OFFICE OF ORANGE FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Year ended December 31, 1962 



Balance at beginning of year 

Receipts (other than loan) : 

Churches of Orange (Exhibit A) (See note 2) 

L. Richardson Trust Fund 

Honorariums 

Rental income 

Special gifts 

Miscellaneous 



Disbursements: 

Executive Secretary: 
Salary 

Ministers' Annuity 

Moving expense — Executive Secretary 

Office salaries 

Payroll taxes 

Group insurance 

Insurance on manses 

Manse maintenance 

Office rent 

Utilities 

Telephone 

Postage and office supplies 
Travel 





1961 


1962 


(See note 1) 


$ 5,741.30 


4,766.05 


19,773.90 


20^710.70 


563.00 


563.00 


768.00 


407.00 




300.00 


633.23 


15.56 


65.08 


42.00 


21,803.21 


22,038.26 


27,544.51 


26,804.31 


6,950.00 


6,600.00 


681.20 


569.74 


7,631.20 


7,169.74 


1,625.17 




4,515.13 


3,900.00 


274.09 


117.12 


223.70 


158.39 


69.13 


77.76 


533.02 






1,565.00 


1,312.31 




629.69 


461.17 


896.97 


820.30 


611.73 


920.81 



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Equipment service contracts 68.70 68.70 

Insurance— office 144.09 73.12 

The Orange Presbyterian 452.19 1,465.85 

Stated clerk expenses 340.74 40.00 

Printing 1,121.16 1,609.26 

Stewardship promotion 256.90 143.80 

Committee expenses 511.50 411.54 

Audit — 75.00 

Psychiatrical exams 450.00 — 

Insurance on automobile 67.13 — 

Miscellaneous 279.10 231.45 



Office expenses 22,013.65 19,309.01 

Payments on manse 2,724.45 1,254.00 

Contribution to Office Building Fund — 500.00 

Payments on office building 625.00 — 

Automobile 1,719.31 — 

Office equipment 127.16 — 



27,209.17 21,063.01 



Balance before loan $ 335.34 5,741.30 

Loan from Church Extension Fund (Exhibit B) 4,000.00 — 



Balance in bank at end of year — 
North Carolina National Bank, 

Greensboro, North Carolina $ 4,335.34 5,741.30 



Notes : 

(1) The figures for 1961 are taken from the audit report for that year 
by another certified public accountant and are shown for comparative 
purposes only. 

(2) Receipts from Churches of Orange are through December 31, 1962 
and do not include $1,071.31 received after that date applicable to 
1962. (See Exhibit A). 

Schedule C-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
OFFICE OF ORANGE BUILDING FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

Year ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at beginning of year $ 2,623.75 

Receipts 

Pledges and contributions ($6,309.35 unpaid at 

December 31, 1962) 
Richardson Foundation, Inc. 
Loan from Grumpier Foundation, Inc., 

after deducting repayment of $4,000.00 
during year 
Refunds 



17,112.29 
10,000.00 



7,000.00 
51.98 



34,164.27 



Disbursements : 

Balance on building contract 5,263.06 

Furniture 2,614.47 

Furnishings 929.44 

Architect 470.00 

Paving 1,866.80 

Payments on lot 750.00 
Payment of loan — North Carolina National 



36,788.02 



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Bank — including interest 24,255.45 
Office of Orange 100.00 
Book of Remembrances — printing and mailing 247.26 36^496.48 



Balance in bank at end of year — 

The Northwestern Bank, West Jefferson, 

North Carolina $ 291.54 



Exhibit D 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 
GENERAL FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
For the Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at January 31, 1962 $ 30,44 
Receipts: 

Orange Presbytery $ 6,811.76 

Registrations, less refunds of $497.00 15,766.30 

Miscellaneous 264.81 22,842.87 



Disbursements : 

General committee: 
General expense 
Bookkeeper 



Camping program: 
Staff salaries 
Secretary 
Food 
Rent 

Staff meals and laundry 

Insurance 

Refreshments 

Office supplies and postage 
Program material 

General expense 268.12 



Camp publicity and expense 

Men's Committee, less $218.76 refund 

Adult Leadership 

Senior High Committee, less $230.03 refund 

Pioneer Committee 

Children 

Area Director's Office: 

Secretary 252.33 

Social security taxes 195.93 

Telephone, less $117.29 refund 173.27 



Miscellaneous 





22,873.31 


870.67 




208.01 




1,078.68 




$ 2,800.00 




786.63 




10,108.60 




1,377.00 




536.65 




459.00 




401.66 




314.25 




389.51 




17,441.42 




266.49 




219.79 




625.99 




452.59 




204.96 




362.38 




621.53 




64.50 


21,338.33 



Balance at December 31, 1962 $ 1,534.1 



Balance composed of: 

Cash in bank — Central Carolina Bank & 

Trust Company, Hillsboro, North Carolina $ 1,434.98 
Petty cash 100.00 



$ 1,534.98 



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Schedule D-1 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 
OPERATING FUND 
STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
For the Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at January 31, 1962 $ 1,870.67 

Receipts: 

Rent $ 4,594.92 

Dining hall 18,336.96 
Store sales 1,080.88 
Insurance refund 645.65 

Loan from capital improvement fund 

(Schedule D-2) 1,000.00 
Miscellaneous 171.03 25,829.44 



Disbursements: 
Salaries: 

Manager 1,350.25 

Dietitian and cooks 3,157.87 

Caretakers 2,379.27 

Other 956.35 



27,700.11 



7,843.74 

Food 8,590.19 

Dining hall supplies 288.55 

Utilities 1,853.29 

Maintenance and repair — automotive 364.60 

Maintenance and repair — other 1,101.96 

Supplies— other 502.13 

Insurance 1,948.85 

Store purchases 741.86 

Taxes 1,032.81 

Travel 217.05 
Loan repaid to capital improvement fund 

(see above) (Schedule D-2) 1,000.00 

Miscellaneous 139.46 25,624.49 



Balance in bank at December 31, 1962 — 
Central Carolina Bank & Trust Company, 

Hillsboro, North Carolina $ 2,075.62 



Schedule D-2 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at January 31, 1962 $ 15,490.25 

Receipts: 

Orange Presbytery $ 3,405.85 
L. Richardson Fund 115.20 
Dining Hall Fund 35.00 
First Church of Burlington 60.00 



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James S. R. Tippens 85.00 

Loans to Operating Fund repaid (see below) 

(Schedule D-1) 1,000.00 
Interest on savings 237.47 
Other 28.44 4,966.96 



20,457.21 



Expenditures : 

Buildings — labor and materials 4,285.31 
Furnishings 502.82 
Swimming pool 159.70 

Loan to Operating Fund (Schedule D-1) 1,000.00 5,947.83 



Balance at December 31, 1962 $ 14,509.38 



Balance composed of: 

Cash in bank — Central Carolina Bank 

& Trust Company, Hillsboro, North Carolina 8,394.13 
Cash on deposit in savings and loan 

association 6,115.25 



$ 14,509.38 
- Schedule D-3 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 

DEBT RETIREMENT FUND 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at January 31, 1962 $ 2,517.78 
Receipts: 

Orange Presbytery $ 4,257.28 

L. Richardson Fund 144.00 4,401.28 



6,919.06 

Expenditures — Payments on swimming pool notes 5,312.50 



Balance in bank at December 31, 1962 — 
Central Carolina Bank & Trust Company, 

Hillsboro, North Carolina $ 1,606.56 



Schedule D-4 



ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CAMP NEW HOPE 

DIRECTORS' RESERVE FUND 

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

For the Eleven Months ended December 31, 1962 

Balance at January 31, 1962 $ 14,122.58 

Receipts: 

Orange Presbytery $ 2,554.45 

L. Richardson Fund 86.40 
James S. R. Tippens 3o!oO 



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Miscellaneous 56.99 2,727.84 

16,850.42 

Expenditures: 

Salary 4,306.87 

Annuities 565.25 

Hospital insurance 162.09 

House rent 585.00 

Taxes 51.80 

Office equipment 510.58 

Miscellaneous 764.09 6,945.68 



Balance in bank at December 31, 1962 

Central Carolina Bank & Trust Company, 

Hillsboro, North Carolina $ 9,904.74 



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RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:15 P.M. Prior to recess 
Rev. Carl Stark was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. The prayer of gratitude for the meal was offered by 
Rev. J. A. Boyd. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P.M. 
CAMPUS CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. William Brown, Chairman. He intro- 
duced Miss Pat Hall, Campus Christian Life Worker at the 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro who spoke about 
the need for concern in the field of Campus Christian Life. 
She outlined the program in Greensboro calling attention to 
the new Center to be occupied in the near future. The report 
was received as information. 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman. He intro- 
duced Rev. Al Dimmock, Pastor of the West Raleigh Presby- 
terian Church, who spoke relative to the ''Mission of Friend- 
ship" being conducted in the Presbytery. Rev. R. Don Carson, 
a member of the Committee, made a statement for the Com- 
mittee calling attention to the program of evangelism in the 
Presbytery. 

WOMEN'S WORK COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Marion J. Murray, Chairman. He 
read the report of Mrs. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr., retiring President 
of the Women of Orange Presbytery, who was unable to attend 
because of sickness. The report was received as information 
and the following recommendation was adopted: 

That we express our sincere gratitude to the Women of the Church of 
Orange Presbytery for their loyal and efficient support of the work of 
our Lord in the local churches, and in the worldwide program of our 
denomination. By their many worthwhile accomplishments they have 
given real proof of their love for Christ and His Church. 

MANUAL CHANGES 

The following manual changes were read for the second time 
and adopted as follows: 

Re: Commissioners to the General Assembly 

"That Presbytery elect its Commissioners to the General Assembly be- 
fore December 31st. That they elect one alternate for each minister- 
principal commissioner, and two alternates for each Ruling Elder- 
principal. That they elect the alternates so that the first named minister- 
alternate will replace the first minister vacancy, the second named re- 



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place the second vacancy, and so forth; and that the first named Ruling 
Elder-alternate will replace the first Ruling Elder vacancy, the second 
named replace the second vacancy, and so forth." 
Re: Stewardship Promotion Committee 

"That the size of the Stewardship Promotion Committee be increased 
to a total of 15 members. The makeup of the Committee would be: 

Chairman 1 

One minister and two laymen from each of four districts 12 

Stewardship Chairman of the Women of the Presbytery 

and one woman at large 2 

Total 15" 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. James Wade, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows : 

Class of 1966 and Existing Vacancies 

I. PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
Chairman — Harry M. Clark 
1966— Harry M. Clark (SS), Paul G. Boone 

II. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

1966 — Lee W. Adkins, Marion J. Murray, Frank M. Southerland 

III. TRUSTEES 

Davidson College— 1967— Huger S. King (SS) 

Glade Valley— 1965— John A. Kellenberger (SS), W. C. Singletary (SS), 

Ralph M. Holt, Carlyle B. Lewis, Charles W. Perry 
Orange Presbytery— 1966— Charles T. Boyd (SS), W. Owen Cooke (SS) 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Annuities and Relief 
Chairman— Z. T. PiephofF, Sr.— 1965 
1966— W. M. Baker, William J. Orders, Jr. 

2. Campus Christian Life 

1966 — Samuel R. Fudge, J. Marion Saunders 

3. Candidates 

1966— Dr. Frank Brown, John H. Leith, H. Middleton Raynal 

4. Christian Education 

1966— John W. Brown, Clifford D. Caldwell, Levi H. Humphreys, 
G. T. Leary, Mrs. Marion J. Murray, Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., E. 
P. Barnes (SS), Coy Stack (SS) 

5. Christian Relations 
1966— Sydney Marsh (SS) 

6. Christianity and Health 

1966 — Dr. Richard A. Fewell, Irving E. Birdseye 

7. Church Extension 

1965— W. Clark Porter, III (RE) 

1966— E. Frank Andrews, D. J. Walker, Jr., J. W. Walkup (SS), 
Roy E. Watts (SS) 

8. Evangelism 

1966— Charles W. McNutt 

9. Examinations 

Chairman — William D. Varker 



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A. Church Government — 1966 — Charles B. Yeargan 

B. English Bible— 1966— Gray W. Hampton, Jr. 

C. Sacraments — 1966 — James E. Wood 

D. Theology— 1966— William D. Varker (SS) 

10. General Fund Agencies 
Chairman — A. V. Ray 

1966— John Lipscomb, Donald E. Trent, W. G. Sugg 

11. Higher Education 

1966— David W. Morrah, Jr. 

12. Homes 

Chairman — Dr. Alan Keith-Lucas 

1966— W. H. Sullivan, Jr., James J. Watkins, Dr. Alan Keith- 
Lucas (SS) 

13. Ministers' Salaries 
Chairman — Dr. R. E. Balsley 

1964— W. Owen Cooke, Charles W. Plummer 

1965— Charles E. Kerchner, Steve A. White 

1966— Dr. R. E. Balsley, Charles W. Perry 

14. Nominations (Elected from floor at January meetings) 

15. Presbyterian Survey 

Chairman — George H. V. Hunter, Jr. 

1965— George H. V. Hunter, Jr. (SS) 

16. Sessional Records 

1966— James F. Miller 

17. Stewardship Promotion 
Chairman — Herman G. MacLean 

District I. 1964— W. E. Lytch, 1965— R. E. Balsley, M.D., lf/66— 
David Neal 

District II. 1964— Z. T. Piephoff, Jr. (RE), 1965— J. C. V/ilson, 

1966— J. S. Vincent 
District III. 1964— Clarence D. Jones, 1965— Levi H. Humphreys 

(RE), 1966— C. C. Johnston, Jr. 
District IV. 1964— J. W. Walkup (RE), Mrs. Wm. S. Vincent, 

1965— Mrs. A. O. Cooke, 1966— J. C. Perry, Herman 

G. MacLean (SS) 

18. Women's Work 
Chairman — J. Earl Adkins 

1966— J. Earl Adkins, Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson 

19. World Missions 

1966— Wm. S. McPherson, Mrs. Wm. B. Shields, John E. Eliason 
(SS) 

20. Worship (Not elected this year) 

V. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

(Not on rotation plans, no replacements needed) 

CODE: (RE) replacement 
(SS) succeed self 



ELECTrON OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The following Ministers were elected to attend the One Hun- 
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Principals : 

Rev. John E. Eliason 
Rev. Ben F. Brown 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Sr. 
Dr. Marshall Scott Woodson 
Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr. 



Alternates : 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Jr. 
Rev. Samuel R. Fudge 
Rev. James W. Walkup 
Rev. Gerald N. Reiff 
Dr. John H. Leith 



The following Elders were elected to attend the One Hundred 
Fourth General Assembly. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Davis, Chairman. The report was 
received as information and the recommendations adopted as 
follows : 

1. That the Presbytery commend those ministers who served as leaders 
in the Camp and Conference program in 1963: Rev. Roy Patteson, 
Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Jr., Rev. John Eliason, Rev. John Whitley, Rev. 
James Walkup, Rev. William Varker, Rev. Charles Fitzpatrick, Rev. 
H. Middleton Raynall, Rev. William Lytch, Rev. Joe Flora, Rev. Wil- 
liam Orders, Rev. Jerry McCann, Rev. Marion Murray, Rev. Gene 
Boelte, Rev. Sam Smith, Rev. Allen McSween, Rev. Charles Yeargan, 
Rev. Jim Watkins, Rev. Irving Birdseye, Rev. Tom Anderson, Rev. 
Jack Heintzleman, Rev. Gray Hampton, Rev. John Stephenson, Rev. 
William Wrenn, Rev. John Kimbirl, Rev. Don Trent, and Rev. Bill 
Peters. 

2. That the Presbytery commend the work of Mr. and Mrs. John Latta 
at Camp New Hope who have made an excellent and important con- 
tribution to the Camp and Conference program in the faithful dis- 
charge of their duties as Business Manager and Dietician. They have 
caused the Camp to receive a Grade-A health rating with a 97.5% 
award being made. They have created a happy family situation at 
Camp; further, that the Presbytery commend the Camp Secretary, 
Mrs. O. A. Allen who has been diligent in her work and has accepted 
responsibility well. She managed the camp office with unusual effi- 
ciency during the summer months when the Director was responsible 
for other areas of program and that the Presbytery commend the 
financial secretary, Mrs. John Lockhart for her faithfulness in keep- 
ing the financial records of the Christian Education Committee, its 
sub-Committees and Camp New Hope. 

3. That the Presbytery grant authority to the Christian Education Com- 
mittee to solicit private funds for construction of a new dining hall 
and a manse for the Resident Program Director at Camp New Hope 
and to present to the January meeting of Presbytery its request to 
borrow such additional funds as are necessary to complete this con- 
struction. 



Principals: 



Alternates: 
Garland Barker 
C. Fred Carlson 
Howard Pancoast 
Sidney Marsh 
John Williams 
B. A. Clapp 
R. C. Mebane 
Kenneth Brothers 
James Martin 
Robert H. Hood 



Gilmer Phipps 
W. A. Lambert 
W. P. Cook 



Victor King 
Ralph C. Davis 



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counselors in the Camp and Conference program at Camp New Hope 
and that its members be encouraged promptly to indicate to the Rev. 
Charles Fitzpatrick, chairman, Leadership Sub-Committee the camp 
or conference period in which they will be available to serve. 

HOMES COMMITTEE, No Report 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. The report 
was received as information. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. He stressed 
the crucial need for Ministers and appealed to the local 
churches to lay the challenge of the Ministry on the hearts of 
the young men of the congregation. The report was received 
as information. 

TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report was made by Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. The 
report with the recommendations was adopted as follows: 

The Trustees of Orange Presbytery meet quarterly prior to each Stated 
Meeting of the Presbytery. 

The Trustees discussed the matter of the Hillview Presbyterian Church 
at their meeting on September 25. The following action was unanimously 
taken : 

That the Trustees retain the firm of Wharton, Ivy and Wharton as 
counsel for the Trustees of Orange Presbytery to prosecute an action 
for title and possession of the Hillview Presbyterian Church in Rocking- 
ham County, such action being made pursuant to the action of Orange 
Presbytery as embodied in the report of the Administrative Commission 
of Orange Presbytery adopted on September 12, 1963. 

It is understood that the Trustees are authorized to employ counsel to 
conduct this litigation with Orange Presbytery to be responsible for said 
attorney's compensation. 

The following actions taken by the Trustees of the Orange Presbytery 
are herewith recommended for adoption: 

(1) Since it was reported by Mr. Cooke that the restrictions contained 
in the original deed to Trinity Presbyterian Church have been 
amended by an instrument making acceptable provisions with respect 
to parking and the Trustees have been requested to join in the in- 
strument, therefore, the Trustees recommend the following resolu- 
tion to the Orange Presbytery: 

Be it resolved that the Trustees be authorized to execute 
an agreement with respect to eliminating the restrictions 
as to parking on the Trinity Presbyterian Church property 
which are set forth in the deed from Raymond E. Bell and 
wife to the Trustees of Trinity Presbyterian Church and 
to substitute new and more definite restrictions in place 
thereof, and that the Trustees thereupon accept a deed from 
Trinity Presbyterian Church Trustees to the Trustees of 
Orange Presbytery conveying such property which is lo- 
cated in Boone Station Township, Alamance County, North 
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(2) The Trustees recommend that the Franklin Boulevard Chapel prop- 
erty in Greensboro, North Carolina, be conveyed to C. L. Heath 
and his wife Cladie L. Heath for the sum of $4,500,00 cash, the deed 
to be executed by the present Trustees of Orange Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Fred Carlson, Chairman 

Trustees of Orange Presbytery 

NOMINATION OF NEXT MODERATOR 

Rev. Harry Barnett was elected Moderator-nominee. 
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 

1. Bills and Overtures — No report 

2. Courtesy Committee, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. J. A. Boyd, Chairman, and adopted as follows: 

"1. We offer our congratulations to the Westview Presbyterian 
Church upon its Fiftieth Anniversary. We are also grateful to 
their church for its contribution to the Kingdom of God and its 
witness in this community. 

2. We extend our sincere appreciation to Westview Church for the 
gracious hospitality extended to Presbytery, the delicious meal 
prepared and served by the Women of the Church and every 
effort to make our day a pleasant one." 

Rev. J. A. Boyd, Chairman 

OLD BUSINESS 

Re: ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION ON THE HILL- 
VIEW CHURCH 

The report was made by Dr. Joseph Garrison, Chairman and 
admitted to record as follows: 

REPORT ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION ON THE 
HILLVIEW CHURCH 

In the September 13th, 1963 called meeting of Orange Presbytery a 
strong feeling was expressed by a number of the Presbyters that the 
Administrative Commission should consider divesting the elders in the 
Hillview Presbyterian Church of their office, as further action following 
the dissolving of the session as of August 5, 1963. 

A meeting of the Administrative Commission was called for September 
29th, at 3 p.m. in the Church of the Covenant for the purpose of con- 
sidering further action. On September 16th, 1963 each elder of the Hill- 
view Church was notified of the matter before the Commission, and 
each elder was ordered to appear before the Commission, to consider 
instituting judicial proceedings, for breach of his covenant engagement, 
in keeping with the Book of Church Order, and Rules of discipline. 

On September 26th, 1963 the Chairman of the Commission received the 
following letter, signed by G. W. Apple, Jr., as Clerk of the Session of 
the Hillview Presbyterian Church: 

"Your letter of September 16th to the individual members of 
our Session was received. In this letter you cited us to appear 
before your Commission on September 29th at which time you 
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The Session would like to refer you to our letter of June 15, 1963 
to your Administrative Commission, in which you were notified 
that in keeping with the desire and action of the congregation, 
the relationship between Orange Presbytery and the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church was dissolved as of June 15, 1963. 

Since that date, the Hillview Presbyterian Church has not been 
a member of, nor under the control of, Orange Presbytery in 
any way." 

The Administrative Commission met at the appointed time. No elders 
of the Hillview Presbyterian Church presented themselves as directed 
by the Commission. A quorum of the Commission was not present, there- 
fore the Commission took no action. 

Another meeting of the Commission was called for on October 17th, 1963 
in connection with the meeting of Presbytery. 

The Administrative Commission met at 10:15 a.m. on October 17th, 1963 
and took the following action: 

Whereas no elder of the Hillview Presbyterian Church appeared before 
the Commission for the purpose of a judicial hearing, and 

Whereas no elder has expressed any desire or intent to appear before the 
Commission for this purpose. 

And Whereas in a written communication under the date of September 
26th, 1963 the Commission received a notice disclaiming and renouncing 
the Authority of this Presbytery on the part of the elders of the Hillview 
Presbyterian Church, 

Be it therefore resolved that the Administrative Commission, herewith, 
as of October 17, 1963, divest the following Ruling Elders of their office: 

Mr. G. W. Apple, Jr., 

Mr. Charles Comer, 

Mr. Paul Hastings, 

Mr. J. R. Jackson 

Mr. Herman E. Manly. 

Said action by the Commission is taken on the basis of the Book of 
Church Order, Part IV, Procedural Rules for Informal Disposition, (Cases 
without Process), Chapter 11, Section 111-3. 

Be it further resolved that the Administrative Commission request the 
Presbytery to make it a matter of record, and that the Stated Clerk 
of the Presbytery be authorized to notify those elders who have been 
divested of their office that all authority to exercise office derived 
from this Church has been withdrawn, and that they no longer possess 
any rights or authority pertaining thereto, in the Presbyterian Church, 
U.S. 

Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman. 
R. H. Stone, Secretary, 

Administrative Commission on the Hillview Church. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The time and place of the next meeting were announced as 
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ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read, corrected, and approved 
after which Presbytery voted to adjourn. The closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. Jerry McCann. 

Charles T. Boyd, Moderator 
Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 

THE HISTORY OF WESTV8EW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Through the vision and efforts of Rev. Malcolm Shields, an outpost 
work known as Elmira Chapel was begun by the First Presbyterian Church 
of Burlington around 1894. It was on August 5, 1913, that it was organized 
with 18 charter members as Second Presbyterian Church by Orange Pres- 
bytery, under the direction of Rev. Donald Mclver. It was located on Till- 
man Street. The first officers elected to serve in the new church were: J. G. 
Pritchett and H. L. Thomas, Elders; J. A. Satterfield, who was installed on 
March 29, 1914. 

Other ministers who have served the church are as follows: Rev. J. W. 
Clegg, Rev. H. C. Carmichael, Rev. William P. McCorkle, Rev. J. S. Jones, 
Rev. C. M. Brown, Rev. Frank S. Blue, Rev. J. F. Brown, Rev. 0. W. Perrell, 
1941-47; Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., 1947-58; and Rev. K. M. Misen- 
heimer, 1958-present. 

While Rev. 0. W. Perrell was pastor, the church became self-supporting 
in 1946. 

During the ministry of Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr., the church, with 
approximately 140 members, relocated at the corner of Tarleton and South 
Park Avenues. The name was changed to Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. 
Cheshire Chapel and the educational building were erected at a cost of 
$70,000 and the first service was held on April 22, 1951. Orange Presbytery 
met in the new building during its October, 1951, meeting. 

In 1955, the church purchased the house and lot at 421 Wildwood Lane 
for a manse at a cost of $24,000.00. 

Under the leadership of the current minister. Rev. K. M. Misenheimer, 
a ground-breaking ceremony for the new and larger sanctuary and addi- 
tional educational facilities was held on October 22, 1961. The contemporary 
structure was completed and furnished at a cost of approximately $140,- 
000.00. The building has a sanctuary with a seating capacity of 435, church 
office, pastor's study, choir room, minister's robing room, sacristry, class 
rooms, utility room, and storage space. It is completely air conditioned. 
The first service was held on July 22, 1962, and Cornerstone Laying and 
Consecration Services were held on August 5, 1962. 

Those serving on the Executive Committee on the Building Council and 
instrumental in the erection of the new building were: T. G. Petty, Chair- 
man; T. E. Parks, H. M. Clark, C. A. Wright, G. J. Burgin, C. C. Johnston, 
Jr., and J. F. Ferrell. 

When the City of Burlington changed South Park Avenue to West Webb 
Avenue, the changing of the name of the church was again necessary. It 
was changed to Westview Presbyterian Church on August 5, 1962. 

The present membership of the church is 420. 

A Golden Anniversary celebration was held on Sunday, August 4, 1963, 
with a homecoming picnic dinner, and recognition of the four living charter 
members: Miss Bertha Baldwin and Mrs. C. E. Beckom, who are still active 
members, and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Thomas of Statesville. 

Rev. John C. Whitley, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Leaksville; 
and Rev. Roy C. Whitley, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Monroe; are 
sons of one of the first Deacons, J. R. Whitley. One of the present members, 
Jerry Holmes, is currently enrolled as a Junior at Elon College, and is 
a ministerial candidate under the care of Orange Presbytery. 



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CALLED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Greensboro, N. C. 

December 17, 1963 

The Called Meeting of Orange Presbytery was called to order 
by the Moderator, Elder C. T. Boyd, at 11 :00 A.M. on December 
17, 1963 in the Gilmer Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, North Carolina. Rev. W. Clark Porter, III opened 
the meeting with prayer. 

ROLL 

The Roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Lee W. Adkins C. T. Boyd Greensboro First 

Alonzo C. Hall Greensboro First 

Floyd Hendley Greensboro First 

Irving Birdseye 
Eugene J. Boelte 

Coy Bovender B. B. Sharpe Shiloh 

Ben F. Brown J. N. Hodgin Alamance 

Clifford D. Caldwell 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Charles W. Coats 

William M. Currie 

Jack Dail 

John L. Davis 

John E. Eliason 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr.. . .Charles E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

Jack W. Heintzleman 
John E. Kimbirl 

Jerry C. McCann A. L. Lefler St. Paul 

Allen C. McSween 
J. William Orders 

W. W. Peters R. E. Stratford 

W. C. Porter, III 

A. V. Ray Robert B. May Hopeview 

James H. Wade 

Roy E. Watts Paul Williamson High Point First 

James E. Wood 

Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Harry M. Clark Westview 

THE CALL 

The call of the meeting was read and found in order as follows : 

December 4, 1963 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, at the re- 
quest of the Moderator, I am hereby calling Orange Presbytery 
to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. on 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1963, 11:00 A.M. 



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to transact the following business: 

1. To consider and take action on a proposed gift to Orange Presbytery 
of land near High Point, N. C. from the owners and developers of 
Wiley Park Farms, Inc. Mr. S. R. Wiley, President, and Mrs. Estelle 
M. Wiley, Sec, WILEY PARK FARMS, INC. 

2. Any matter growing out of the above. 

Signed: C. T. Boyd, Moderator 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 
Stated Clerk 

BUSINESS 

1. Announcements 

The Stated Clerk told of the death of Mr. John Nunn, Caretaker at 
Camp New Hope for many years, and the accidental death of the 
son of Elder W. G. Sprigs of the First Church Reidsville. Prayer for 
the families of the deceased was offered by the Rev. Lee Adkins. 

2. Requests for Excuses 

Rev. Harry Smith, Rev. James Tippens, and Rev. Samuel Fudge re- 
quested that they be excused from the Called Meeting of Presbytery. 
The excuses were granted. 

3. Reception of the gift of land. 

The Moderator introduced Mr. Sam Wiley of WILEY PARK FARMS 
who presented the tract of land as outlined in the Call to Orange 
Presbytery. The following resolution was adopted by Presbytery: 

RESOLVED, That Orange Presbytery, in meeting duly called and 
assembled at the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, North 
Carolina, on December 17, 1963, gratefully accepts from Wiley 
Park Farms, Inc., a gift of a tract of land in Jamestown, Guilford 
County, North Carolina, to be used as a site for a Presbyterian 
Church, as evidenced by warranty deed from the donor to the 
Trustees of Orange Presbytery, and their successors in office, dated 
December 17, 1963, upon the terms and conditions therein set out. 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Orange Presbytery does hereby 
express to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Wiley, Shareholders, officers 
and directors of the corporation, its sincere appreciation of this 
most generous gift. 

The gift was received by the Presbytery by Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chair- 
man of the Church Extension Committee. Dr. Roy Watts, Pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, High Point, and Rev. J. William 
Orders, Pastor of the Crestwood Presbyterian Church, past and 
present pastors respectively of the Samuel Wiley family, joined in 
the ceremony of reception. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes were read and approved after which Presbytery- 
voted to adjourn. The closing prayer was offered by Dr. Ben 
F. Brown. 

C. T. Boyd, Moderator 

Jerry C. McCann, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: Linwood Cheshire, Jr., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF THE THREE-HUNDRED NINETY-THIRD 
STATED MEETING OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Burlington, N. C. 

January 16, 1964 

The Three-Hundred Ninety-Third Stated Meeting of Orange 
Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Elder C. T. 
Boyd, at 9 :30 A.M. in the Northside Presbyterian Church, Bur- 
lington, N. C. on Thursday, January 16, 1964. The Rev. Walter 
Goodman, Worship Chairman, led in the singing of ''Since Jesus 
Came Into My Heart." He introduced Rev. A. V. Ray v^ho read 
Matthew 28:16-20 and opened Presbytery with prayer. Elder 
C. T. Boyd gave the retiring Moderator's address on ''The Logic 
of The Great Commission." 

ROLL 

The roll was taken as follows and a quorum was declared 
present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins 
Lee Adkins 

Tom B. Anderson Tom B. Collins Burlington First 

W. M. Baker 

Harry Barnett James A. Roney Cross Roads 

Vance Barron F. Jackson Andrews Chapel Hill 

Irving' E. Birdseye John K. Wilson Guilford Park 

David F. Blue, Jr R. L. McKenzie Dogwood Acres 

Eugene J. Boelte D. Harvey Carroll Greenwood 

Coy Bovender Carl D. Marley Shiloh 

J. A. Boyd John S. Williams Milton 

Ben F. Brown Clyde E. Reece Alamance 

William Brown Charles G. Powell Faith 

C. D. Caldwell 

Sam S. Cappel R. A. Wilkinson Mebane 

R. Don Carson Walton G. Sugg Sanford First 

C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. 

Charles W. Coats Charles Booker Speedwell 

W. M. Currie C. T. Boyd Greensboro, First 

John R. Dail Larry Parsons Trinity 

John L. Davis Raymond Barnwell, Jr Vandalia 

F. Marion Dick 

John E. Eliason W. H. Ingle Siler City 

Charles G. Fitzpatrick. .. Paul G. Boone Bethel 

Joseph W. Flora 

Joseph M. Garrison W. P. Albright Church of Covenant 

Walter H. Goodman R. H. Berry Sedgefield 

Gray W. Hampton, Jr John Hancock Buffalo (G) 

Jack W, Heintzleman. . . . W. H. Atkinson Bethlehem 

Howard McAdams Efland 

Sam R. Hope Joseph G. Walser Forest Hills 

Levi H. Humphreys Julian Thompson Piedmont 

John E. Kimbirl L. W. Smith, Sr Bessemer 

W. E. Lytch Charles Law, Sr Bethesda 



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C. C. Cole Yanceyville 

Jerry C. McCann Dwight F. Causey St. Paul 

Charles W. McNutt Willard G. Wilson Northside 

Allen C. McSween 

James F. Miller David E. Barnes Meadowside 

K. M. Misenheimer George Bungin Westview 

C. N. Morrison 

M. J. Murray Glenn York Jonesboro 

J. William Orders W. F. Robinette Crestwood 

T. Henry Patterson 

Roy Patteson James Martin Mt. Vernon Springs 

O. W. Perrell John Hicks, Jr El Bethel 

W. W. Peters William B. Compton Graham First 

Z. T. Piephoff, Jr James L. Riddle Asheboro, First 

W. C. Porter, III Sam Hughes Eno 

A. V. Ray Bob May Hopeview 

H. M. Raynal Victor King Morningside 

Harry E. Smith 

Sam C. Smith Roy H. Dodson Reidsville First 

John P. Stephenson E. M. Watts Glenwood 

R. H. Stone 

James S. R. Tippens 

Donald E. Trent W. D. McGilvary St. Andrews 



William D. Varker 
James H. Wade. . 
J. W. Walkup.... 

Roy E. Watts 

John Whitley .... 
John A. Womeldorf 
James E. Wood. . . 
W. J. Wrenn, Jr.. 

Charles B. Yeargan 



William A. Lambert Westminster 

..E. P. Barnes Hillsboro 

. .W. B. Knott Buffalo (L) 

..J. Paul Williamson High Point First 

. .Lyman D. Cheek Leaksville First 

..J. T. Hooks Brentwood 

..Alton Woods Little River 

. .C. F. Smith Griers 

W. P. Cook Pleasant Grove 

..Henry Bradsher Springwood 

John Andrews Bethany 

Ralph Biggerstaff Hawfields 

W. C. Buchanan Broadway 

Glenn H. Campbell Memorial 

James Campbell Euphronia 

Robert W. Dalrymple .... Salem 

D. W. Evans Joyce 

Nick Johnson East Burlington 

E. C. Kimball Riverview 

E. Q. Matthews Pocket 

Roger McClay Randolph 

Ben McCulloch Stoney Creek 

N. L. Oliver Oakview 

Jack Rakestraw Smyrna 

Frank Seagroves Farmville 

W. O. Smith Madison 

R. B. Waddell Black Memorial 

White Hill 

J. H. Wilson 

CHURCHES WITH NO ELDER PRESENT 

Cumnock, Edgewood, Fairfield, Goldston, Gulf, Haywood, New 
Hope, Pittsboro, Red House, Starmount, Wentworth. 

ELECTION OF A MODERATOR AND CLERKS 

Rev. Harry F. Barnett, Pastor of the Cross Roads Church, was 
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elected Permanent Clerk for a term of three years. Rev. 
Eugene Boelte and Rev. Jack Heintzleman were elected Tem- 
porary Clerks. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

Elder W. G. Wilson of the Northside Church gave a cordial 
welcome to Presbytery, and called attention to the beautifully 
remodeled sanctuary. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDERS, Reporf of 

Was presented by the Rev. Charles McNutt who gave an added 
word of welcome to the Presbytery from the congregation of 
the Northside Church. He presented the Docket which was 
adopted as follows: 

DOCKET 

THREE HUNDRED NINETY-THIRD STATED MEETING 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1964—9:30 A.M. 
NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH— BURLINGTON, N.C. 

9:30 A.M. Call to Order— Elder C. T. Boyd (Immediate Past Moderator) 
Opening Worship — Reverend Walter Goodman, Chairman 

Reverend A. V. Ray, Minister, Hopeview Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C. 

Moderator's Address — Elder C. T. Boyd, Moderator 
10:00 A.M. Roll Call 

Election of Moderator — Harry F, Barnett, Moderator in Nom- 
ination, Minister, Cross Roads Church, Mebane, N. C, 

Election of Permanent Clerk, Class of 1966; Temporary Clerks 

Address of Welcome — Elder W. G. Wilson, Northside Church 

Report of Committee on Orders — Reverend Charles McNutt, 
Host Minister 

Introduction of Visiting Brethren 

Communications and Announcements 
10:45 A.M. Recess Period 
11:00 A.M. Reconvene 

Appointment of Standing Committees 
Bills and Overtures 
Courtesy 

Appointment of Special Committees 
Installations 

Records and Amendments to Book of Church Order 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK— Elder 
H. P. Morrison, Chairman 

Reverend David Blue, Dogwood Acres, Asheboro, N. C. 
Reverend Donald Campbell, Hav^field, near Mebane, N. C. 
Committee on Examinations — Reverend W. D. Varker, Chmn. 
Committee on Installations — Reverend John Kimbirl, Chairman 
11:45 A.M. World Missions Committee — Reverend Samuel S. Cappell, 
Chairman 

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12:15 P.M. Examination of Sessions' Records — Elder Charles E. Kerchner, 

Chairman 
12:45 P.M. Recess for lunch. 
1:30 P.M. Reconvene 

COMMITTEES AND COUNCIL REPORTING 

1. Nominations Committee — Election of Class of 1966 (Two 
Members) 

2. Nominations Committee Report — Reverend James Wade, 
Chairman 

3. Candidate Committee Report — Reverend Irving E. Birds- 
eye, Chairman 

Note: To be presented for examination as Candidates 
under care of Orange Presbytery: 

a. Mr. Neil McKay 

b. Mr. John Lipscomb 

4. Christian Education Committee — Reverend John Davis, 
Chairman 

5. Council of Orange Presbytery — Mr. Harry Clark, Chairman 

6. Stewardship Promotion Committee — Mr. H. G. MacLean, 
Chairman 

7. Trustees of Orange Presbytery — Mr. C. Fred Carlson, 
Chairman 

8. Church Extension Committee — Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman 

9. Christian Relations Committee — Dr. John Womeldorf 

10. Trustees of Glade Valley Report, Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton 
3:00 P.M. Recess 

3:15 P.M. Reconvene 

11. Judicial Committee, Re: Hillview Presbyterian Church 
Dr. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman 

Nomination of Moderator for next meeting 
Courtesy Committee Report 
Unfinished Business 
New Business 

Reading and Correcting Minutes 

Adjournment — Time and Place of Next Meeting: April 16, 1964 
Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS 

Rev. Donald Campbell of Lexington Presbytery was introduced 
and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Elders attending Pres- 
bytery for the first time were also introduced. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The Communications were read, referred, and disposed of in 
the following manner : 

1. Requests for excuses for this meeting of Presbytery from J. S. Cook, 
Sam Fudge, John H. Leith, J. M. Millard, W. S. Patterson, John A. 
Redhead, Jr., Gerald Reiff, W. M. Rice, Waldo Robertson, W. T. Thomp- 
son, James Watkins, and Marshall S. Woodson. The requests were 
granted. 

2. Permission asked to change the terms of ministers' calls as follows: 
Ben F. Brown, Alamance — $600.00 increase. 

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John L. Davis, Vandalia— $4500 to $5100. 
Gray Hampton, Buffalo (G)— $500.00 increase. 
W. E. Lytch, Bethesda— $120.00 increase. 

Yanceyville — $100.00 increase 
Jerry McCann, St. Paul— $300.00 increase. 
Charles McNutt, Northside— $5200. to $6000. 
K. M. Misenheimer, Westview — Increase to $6000. 
Z. T. PiephofF, Jr., Asheboro First— $300.00 increase. 
Middleton Raynal, Morningside— $300.00 for utilities. 

Permission was granted by Presbytery. 

3. Request from William S. Bason for transfer of candidacy from 
Orange to John Knox Presbytery. The request was granted. 

4. Request from Marshall S. Woodson for permission to labor outside the 
bounds of Presbytery until April, 1965. The request was granted. 

5. Certificate of Transfer from the Presbytery of King's Mountain for 
the Rev. David Blue, Jr., received as information and admitted to 
record. 

6. Letter from the Presbytery of Lexington stating that a Certificate of 
Transfer could not be sent until on or about January 29, 1964 for 
the Rev. Donald Campbell. The letter was received as information and 
a motion was adopted that the Rev. Donald Campbell be examined 
today pending the receipt of his Certificate of Transfer. 

7. Requests for permission to speak on the floor of Presbytery to make 
reports: Harry M. Clark, Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, C. E. Kerchner, H. 
G. MacLean, and H. P. Morrison. The requests were granted. 

A motion was adopted that the Candidates Committee and the Candidates 
to be examined today be excused to meet at this time. 
By common consent the History of the Northside Church was corrected 
to list Dr. T. Henry Patterson as Executive Secretary of Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

MANUAL CHANGE 

The following Manual change was read for the first time and 
docketed for the April meeting : ''That one of the Trustees of 
Davidson College make a report to Presbytery annually at a 
time to be specified." 

RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 10 :45 for 15 minutes. 
APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:00 with the appointment of 
Standing Committees. The following were appointed : 

Bills and Overtures: C. T. Boyd, Chairman 
Rev. James Walkup 
Rev. John Whitley 

Courtesy: Rev. W. E. Lytch, Chairman 
Rev. Earl Adkins 
Elder Robert Dalrymple 



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APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following Special Committees: 

Installations: Rev. John Kimbirl, Chairman 

Rev. Kay M. Misenheimer 

Elder W. P. Albright 
Records and Amendments to the Book of Church Order: 

Rev. John Womeldorf, Chairman 

Rev. James Miller 

Elder R. L. McKenzie 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. H. P. Morrison, Chairman. The report 
and the recommendations were adopted as follows : 

I. PASTORLESS CHURCHES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1963: 

Bethany** Joyce 

Black Memorial*** Madison 

Broadway** Memorial** 

Cumnock Oakview** 

Dogwood Acres* Randolph 

East Burlington** Riverview 

Farmville Salem** 

Goldston Smyrna** 

Gulf Stoneville 

Hawfields* Stony Creek** 

Haywood** Wentworth** 

Hillview— Dissolved 10-1-63 

* Minister has been called *** Supplied by Layman 
** Interim or Occasional Supply 

II. MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERY NOT SERVING CHURCHES AS 
PASTORS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1963: 

1. W. M. Baker, H. R. Mebane, N. C. 

2. J. T. Brothers, Student, St. Andrews, Scotland 

3. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. P. Exec. Sec, Greensboro, N. C. 

4. John S. Cook, H. R., Spray, N. C. 

5. F. Marion Dick, H.R., McLeansville, N. C. 

6. A. P. Dickson, H. R., Plumtree, N. C. 

7. Marion S. Huske, H. R., Charlotte, N. C. 

8. Frank S. Johnston, H. R., Wilmington, N. C. 

9. J. S. Jones, H.R., Burlington, N. C. 

10. John H. Leith, Professor, Richmond, Virginia 

11. H. R. McFayden, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

12. J. M. Millard, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

13. C. N. Morrison, H. R., Whitsett, N. C. 

14. T. Henry Patterson, H. R., Greensboro, N. C. 

15. W. S. Patterson, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

16. Gerald Reiff, Chaplain, NAVADMINCOM,NTC., Great Lakes, 111. 

17. W. M. Rice, Infirmed, Greensboro, N. C. 

18. W. P. Robertson, H. R., High Point, N. C. 

19. R. B. Rock, H. R., Broadway, N. C. 

20. L. B. Schenck, Teacher, Davidson, N. C. 

21. D. Hilton Seals, M.D., Sylva, N. C. 

22. Harry Smith, Min. to Stu., Box 505, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

23. R. Hamlin Stone, Pres. G.V.S., Box 255, Jefferson, N. C. 

24. James S. R. Tippens, Pro. Dir. C.N.H., Route 2, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

25. W. T. Thompson, H. R., Richmond, Va. 

26. W. H. Westerfield, H. R., Danville, Va. 

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III. Under authority granted it by the Presbytery, your Commission on the 
Minister and His Work has acted in the capacity of a Commission in 
the following matters, since the last meeting of Presbytery: 

1. On November 12, 1963, the Reverend George H. V. Hunter, Jr., ap- 
peared before the Commission and requested that the pastoral re- 
lationship between the Randolph Presbyterian Church and himself 
be dissolved, as of November 12, 1963 and that he be granted a Cer- 
tificate of Transfer to the Presbytery of Winchester, Synod of Vir- 
ginia, in order that he might accept the calls of the Shepherdstown 
Presbyterian Church, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and the 
Kearneysville Presbyterian Church, Kearneysville, West Va. 

A letter was read from Mr. Roger McClay, Clerk of the congrega- 
tional meeting held on November 3, 1963, stating that the congre- 
gation reluctantly accepted the resignation of Mr. Hunter and con- 
curred with him in his request to Presbytery for dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship. 

The request was granted and the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 
was requested to send the Certificate of Transfer to the Presbytery 
of Winchester and that a letter of commendation accompany the 
Transfer. The pulpit of the Randolph Church was declared vacant as 
of November 12, 1963. 

2. On January 7, 1964, the Reverend James Edward Wood appeared 
before the Commission with the request that the pastoral relation- 
ship between the Riverview Presbyterian Church and himself be 
dissolved as of December 30, 1963, in order that he might accept 
the call of the Little River Presbyterian Church, Hurdle Mills, N. C. 
A letter signed by Mr. Harry D. Knight, Clerk of the congregational 
meeting and Mr. Henry M. Shelton, Clerk of the Session, stating 
that at a duly called congregational meeting on December 29, 1963, 
the congregation accepted the resignation of Mr. Wood and con- 
curred with him in his request that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral 
relationship. 

The request was granted and the pulpit of the Riverview Church 
was declared vacant as of December 30, 1963. 

IV. Acting in the capacity of a Committee the Commission reviewed the 
following calls and found them in order: 

1. The congregation of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church, has called 
as pastor the Reverend Donald Adams Campbell of the Presbytery of 
Lexington. Terms of call as follows: 

a. A $5,800.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. A $1,000.00 annual car allowance 

f. Total cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for pastor and his family 

g. Cost of moving from Raphine, Virginia to the Hawfields' manse. 

2. The congregation of the Dogwood Acres Presbyterian Church, has 
called as pastor the Reverend David Fairley Blue, Jr., of the Pres- 
bytery of King's Mountain. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. A $5,000.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. All manse utilities 

d. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

e. One month vacation 

f. A $800.00 annual car allowance 

g. $165.00 cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for pastor and his family 

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3. The Session of the Milton Presbyterian Church has requested that 
the service of the Reverend J. A. Boyd, as Stated Supply, be extended 
for a period of one year, from January 1, 1964 to December 31, 1964. 
Terms of the call are as follows: 

a. A $2,750.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. $400.00 annual car allowance 

f. One-half cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for the pastor and his family 

4. The Session of the Red House Presbyterian Church has requested 
that the service of the Reverend J. A. Boyd, as Stated Supply, be 
extended for a period of one year, January 1, 1964 to December 31, 
1964. Terms of call are as follows: 

a. A $1,800.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 7V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. $400.00 annual car allowance 

f. One-half cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for the pastor and his family 

5. The congregation of the Little River Presbyterian Church, has 
called as pastor the Reverend James Edward Wood, of the Presby- 
tery of Orange. The terms of the call are as follows: 

a. A $4,500.00 annual salary 

b. Free use of manse 

c. 1V2% of salary basis to be paid into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 

d. One month vacation 

e. $800.00 annual car allowance 

f. Full cost of Group Life Insurance and Major Medical Benefits 
policy for the pastor and his family. 

g. Cost of moving from Spray, N. C. to manse of Little River 
Church. 

V. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the call of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church to the Reverend 
Donald A. Campbell be approved and that after examination, pend- 
ing the receipt of his Certificate of Transfer and the signing of the 
Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be placed in his hands. 
That the Stated Clerk be allowed to let Mr. Campbell sign the 
Book of Obligations following the receipt of his Certificate of 
Transfer, and place the call in his hands on Feb. 16, 1964, when 
he is installed as Pastor of the Hawfields Church by a Commission 
of Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the call of the Dogwood Presbyterian Church to the Reverend 
David Fairley Blue, Jr., be approved and that after examination 
and the signing of the Book of Ministerial Obligations the call be 
placed in his hands. 

3. That the request of the Sessions of the Milton and Red House 
Presbyterian Churches that the services of the Reverend J. A. Boyd 
be extended for a period of one year, January 1, 1964 to December 
31, 1964 be granted, and that he be appointed Moderator of the 
Session of each Church. (25-4) 

4. That the call of the Little River Presbyterian Church to the 
Reverend James E. Wood be approved and the call placed in his 
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5. That Commissions be appointed to install Mr. Campbell as pastor 
of Hawfields Church, Mebane; Mr. Blue as pastor of Dogwood Acres, 
Asheboro; and Mr. Wood as pastor of Little River Church, Hurdle 
Mills. 

Respectfully submitted 
H. R. Morrison, Chairman 

EXAMINATIONS COMMITTEE, Report af 

Was presented by the Rev. William Varker, Chairman. He 
introduced to the Presbytery Rev. Donald Campbell and the 
Rev. David Blue and the Presbytery proceeded to their exam- 
ination. They v^ere examined in their Christian experience, 
by the Moderator; on their views in Theology by the Rev. 
William Orders ; on their viev^s in the Sacraments by Rev. Roy 
Patteson; and on their views in Church Government by the 
Rev. John Davis. The examinations were sustained in their 
several parts and as a whole. A motion was adopted that pend- 
ing their signing of the Book of Obligations the Rev. David 
Blue and the Rev. Donald Campbell be enrolled as ministers 
of Orange Presbytery. Rev. David Blue accepted from the 
Moderator the call to the Dogwood Acres Church, signed the 
Book of Obligations and was enrolled as a minister of Orange 
Presbytery. By previous action of the Presbytery it was agreed 
that Rev. Donald Campbell would sign the Book of Obligations 
and have the call to the Hawfields Church placed in his hands 
following the receipt of his Certificate of Transfer and prior 
to his installation on February 16, 1964. 

Rev. James Wood, already a member of Orange Presbytery, 
accepted from the Moderator the call to the Little River Pres- 
byterian Church. 

A motion was adopted that the Permanent Committee on 
Ministers' Salaries be requested to consult with the proper 
committees and report to the April meeting of Presbytery 
with recommendations concerning the increasing of the min- 
imum salary of ministers serving in Orange Presbytery. 

INSTALLATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. John Kimbirl, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DAVID F. BLUE, JR. PASTOR 
OF THE DOGWOOD ACRES CHURCH ON FEBRUARY 2, 1964 AT 
7:30 P.M. 

Rev. C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. to preside and propound questions 

Rev. John C. Whitley to preach the sermon 

Mr. Robert R. Walker to charge the congregation 

Dr. John Womeldorf to charge the Pastor 

Rev. Z. T. PiephofF, Jr. to offer the prayer 

Mr. J. M. Ramsay, Jr. to read the scripture 

Mr. H. P. Morrison to be clerk 



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COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. DONALD A. CAMPBELL PASTOR 
OF THE HAWFIELDS CHURCH ON FEBRUARY 16, 1964 AT 
7:30 P.M. 

Rev, C. Linwood Cheshire, Jr. to preside and propound questions 

Dr. Herbert S. Turner to preach the sermon 

Dr. Vance Barron to charge the congregation 

Mr. H. P. Morrison to charge the pastor 

Rev. Harry F. Barnette to offer the prayer 

Mr. J. Ralph Biggerstaff 

Mr. N. N. Fleming, III 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. JAMES E. WOOD PASTOR OF 
THE LITTLE RIVER CHURCH ON JANUARY 26, 1964 AT 3:00 P.M. 

Rev. James Wade to preside and propound questions 

Rev. James Tippens to preach the sermon 

Mr. Clarence Jones to charge the congregation 

Rev. Samuel Fudge to charge the pastor 

Mr. William Witherspoon to offer the prayer 

Mr. Edmund Latta 

Alternates: 

Rev. Jack Heintzleman 
Mr. Howard Gray 

WORLD MISSIONS COMMJTTEE, Report of 

Was presented by the Rev. Sam Cappel, Chairman. The Rev. 
George T. Brown, Missionary to Korea, v^as introduced by the 
Moderator and invited to sit as a visiting brother. Mr. Brown 
addressed the Presbytery on I Corinthians 16 :9 with the sub- 
ject being, ''An Open Door and Many Adversaries." The rec- 
ommendations of the Committee were adopted as follows: 

1. That every church be asked to keep in mind, that two-thirds of the 
world's population do not accept Christ as Lord, that the population 
explosion will double the world's population and the need for efforts 
to reach the unreached. 

2. That the World Mission Season, February 1-March 1, 1964, be ob- 
served in all churches as a time for church-wide dedication to the 
world task of Christian missions; that every church seek to increase 
in its members the sense of responsibility and privilege in the 
world-wide mission of the Church. 

3. That Presbytery consider sending special buses to the World Mission 
Conferences at Rock Eagle and /or Montreat; and that individual 
churches encourage their members to attend the Commissioning 
Service for new missionaries at Montreat. 

4. That the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for World Missions be 
observed by every church in the Presbytery, February 23-March 1, 
1964, and that the Presbytery approve a vigorous presentation of the 
World Mission cause and offerings for world missions in all churches 
during the period. 

5. That the Presbytery approve our participation in the interdenom- 
inational world mission study theme, "The Christian Mission in 
Southeast Asia," and urge all churches to engage in this study. 

6. That Presbytery send its World Mission Chairman, or someone 
designated by him, to the World Mission Conference in Montreat, 
and that the expenses be underwritten from the unassigned com- 



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mittee expense of the 1964 budget of the Council of the Presbytery 
of Orange. 

7. That, in view of the fact that more than 4,000 members of the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S. are living overseas, and that these mem- 
bers have a tremendous influence, positively or negatively, on v^orld 
evangelization, the Presbytery urge all churches to maintain a special 
tie with its members living overseas. 

8. That all leaders of students and young adults study the list of 
"New Missionaries Needed" in order to present specific needs to 
suitable persons. 

9. That each session search its roll to locate and challenge eligible 
persons with general and specific needs for new missionaries. 

10. That the Committee on Candidates vigorously present the challenge 
for world mission service to the students and young adults, and that 
this committee, together with ministers, Directors of Christian Edu- 
cation and other leaders keep the Board of World Missions informed 
so that it may present personally the need and opportunity of mis- 
sionary service. 

11. That all our people be reminded of the fifty to sixty thousand inter- 
national students in the United States and of our Christian respon- 
sibility to befriend and witness to these strangers v/ithin our gates. 
We commend the St. Paul and Mebane Presbyterian Churches for 
inviting nearby foreign students to visit in their churches and homes. 

12. That all pastors and churches be urged to keep before their members 
the continuing need for material relief and spiritual assistance in 
the distressed areas of the world, and the importance of supporting 
our church's relief program. 

13. That collections of used clothing, blankets, etc., be made by churches 
at least twice a year, and that they be sent, designated as contri- 
butions from the Presbyterian Church, U.S., to Church World Service, 
New Windsor, Maryland, or Church World Service, 4165 Duncan 
Avenue, St. Louis 10, Missouri, plus per pound to help defray pro- 
cessing costs. 

14. That the Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP), of Church 
World Service, be recommended as an authorized agency, and that 
members of our churches be asked to cooperate in CROP campaigns 
when organized in their areas. 

15. That all congregations be urged to receive a special Easter Oflfering, 
which is our One Great Hour of Sharing, on March 29, 1964, for 
alleviating human suffering and need in the name of Christ through- 
out the World, the funds to be administered by the Board of World 
Missions through its Department of Overseas Relief and Inter-Church 
Aid for work not included in their budget. 

16. That Presbytery commend Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Greeson, Jr., of Greens- 
boro for their diligent work in preparing the itineration of mission- 
aries in Orange Presbytery. 

17. That Presbytery hear, as a part of this report, an address by the 
Rev. George T. Brown of Kwangju, Korea. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMBTTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. Charles Kerchner, Chairman. A motion 
was adopted that Presbytery constitute itself as a Committee 
of the whole for the examination of Sessional Records. Instruc- 



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tions were given by the Chairman and the Sessional Record 
Books were examined. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

The Presbytery was informed that Mrs. J. S. Cook was in the 
hospital and prayer was requested for her. Presbytery re- 
cessed for lunch at 12:45 with the prayer being led by Dr. 
R. H. Stone including a petition for the blessing of God on 
Mrs. Cook. 

RECONVENE FOR AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P.M. with prayer by Rev. Gray 
Hampton. 

NOMINATION COMMITTEE 

Rev. Charles McNutt and Elder Charles Kerchner were elected 
to serve on the Nominations Committee in the Class of 1966. 
The report of the Committee was presented by Rev. James 
Wade, Chairman. The report was adopted as follows: 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

1964— John M. Yount (RE) (Replace C. Douglas Taylor, resigned) 
Presbyterian Survey 

1965— Samuel C. Smith (RE) (Replace Geo. H. V. Hunter, moved) 
Chairman 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 

1965— Glenn H. Campbell (RE) (Replace J. C. Wilson, resigned) 

CANDIDATES COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Chairman. He pre- 
sented a list of the Candidates under the care of Orange Pres- 
bytery for the information of Presbytery. (See Directory). A 
motion was adopted that Worth Watts be allowed to attend 
Columbia Seminary under the extraordinary clause, but to 
pursue the regular course of study, 

Mr. Birdseye presented Mr. Neill W. McKay, Jr. of the Guil- 
ford Park (5hurch and Mr. John Lipscomb of the Faith Church. 
He stated that they had been approved as candidates by their 
respective Sessions, and that they had passed their psychiatric 
examinations. They were examined as to their experience of 
Christian grace and their motives for seeking the Ministry of 
the Word by the Moderator. A motion was adopted that they 
be accepted as Candidates for the ministry under the care of 
Orange Presbytery. The questions required of candidates were 
propounded by the Moderator. These having been answered 
in the affirmative the Rev. William Brown, Pastor of Faith 
Church, gave a charge to the candidates, and prayer was 
offered by Rev. Irving Birdseye, Pastor of the Guilford Park 
Church. The Moderator declared them acknowledged and re- 
ceived as Candidates for the Ministry of the Word and directed 



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that their names be recorded on the Presbytery's roll of Can- 
didates for the Ministry. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATSON COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by the Rev. John Davis, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

1. That each church commit itself to a concentrated study of the Cove- 
nant Life Curriculum materials now available under the three aspects 
of Systematic Study, Home and Family Nurture, and Congregational 
Worship and Work, and make opportunities for church members to 
become acquainted with the full significance of the Covenant Life 
Curriculum in the life of the church. 

2. That as a part of the preparation for the Covenant Life Curriculum, 
churches participate in the Presbytery Workshops and Covenant 
Life Curriculum Previews by sending appropriate adult leaders to 
receive this opportunity for training. 

3. That churches be aware of the constant need for leaders at Camp 
New Hope, and make available to the Resident Program Director 
names of prospective leaders from the local church. 

4. That the Christian Education Committee encourages local churches 
to invite the Resident Program Director of Camp New Hope to speak 
on the program and expansion of Camp New Hope. 

5. That Presbytery concur with the Christian Education Committee in 
recognizing the excellent leadership in the Presbytery contributed by 
laymen in carrying out the program of Christian education in the 
Presbytery. The Christian Education CommJttee is to express its ap- 
preciation by writing to the session of the local church of the lay- 
man acknowledging this leadership. 

6. That Presbytery authorize the addition of one ruling elder and three 
other persons to serve on the Christian Education Committee. This 
additional personnel is needed in order to accomplish new responsi- 
bilities in the area of the Presbyterian Guidance Program and the 
Home and Family Nurture Aspect of the Covenant Life Curriculum. 
That this be accepted as the first reading of a Manual Change and 
be docketed for the April meeting. 

7. That whereas the Christian Education Committee has in hand working 
drawings for a manse for the Program Director at Camp New Hope 
and sufficient funds available to finance the construction of this manse, 
the Christian Education Committee be authorized to proceed to the 
construction of this manse at a cost not to exceed $22,800.00. 

Rev. James Tippens spoke to the Presbytery relative to the 
Camping opportunities available at Camp New Hope. Mrs. 
Joseph Estes, Chairman of Adult Work, was introduced to 
the Presbytery, and attention was called to the Christian 
Education calendar for the coming months. 

COUNCIL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Council was presented by Rev. R. Don Car- 
son. The report was received as information and the recom- 
mendations were adopted as follows: 



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1. That the proposed Benevolence Budget for 1964 be adopted. 

2. That all personnel on committees not consider their term of service 
concluded until after the January 1965 meeting of Presbytery. 

3. That the membership of the Christian Education Committee be in- 
creased by the addition of one ruling elder and three others for a 
total membership of 22 members. 

4. That the unaudited reports of the treasurer be received as information 
as follows: 

A. Central Benevolence Treasurer. 

B. Office of Orange. 

C. Church Extension Committee. 

D. Bond Retirement Fund. 

E. Presbytery's Office Building Fund. 

F. Christian Education Committee. 

5. That the Presbytery take cognizance of the fact that a second full- 
time employee has been hired for the Office of Orange Presbytery in 
the person of Miss Wendy Lee and we welcome her to our office staff. 

PROPOSED WORKING BUDGET FOR 1964- ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
TO STATED WINTER MEETING JANUARY 16, 1964 
NORTHSIDE CHURCH, BURLINGTON, N. C. 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

World Missions 
Church Extension 
Christian Education 
Annuities & Relief 
General Fund 
Inter Church Agencies 



SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension 
Educational Institutions 
Barium Springs 
Presbyterian Home 
Christian Education 
Campus Christian Life 
Synod's Office Causes 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES 



Church Extension 

Presbytery's Office 

Christian Edc. & Camp New Hope 

Glade Valley 



TOTAL ALL CAUSES 



1964 
Budget 



$ 85,245.00 
44,854.50 
17,872.50 
9,006.50 
33,744.60 
624.90 

$191,528.00 



$ 11,248.20 
56,241.00 
18,748.20 
6,982.60 
7,498.80 
8,748.60 
4,582.60 

$114,050.00 



$ 85,683.00 
30,828.40 
29,162.00 
8,748.60 

$154,422.00 
$460,000.00 



1963 
Budget 

$ 81,900.00 
32,700.00 
17,900.00 
3,900.00 
32,900.00 
600.00 

$180,900.00 



$ 11,000.00 
49,900.00 
18,300.00 
6,000.00 
7,400.00 
8,600.00 
4,500.00 

$105,700.00 



$ 83,000.00 
30,500.00 
28,400.00 
8,500.00 

$150,400.00 
$437,000.00 



STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Mr. H. G. MacLean, Chairman. The report 
and the recommendation were adopted as follows with the 
further recommendation that it be distributed to the churches : 



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STEWARDSHIP PROMOTION COMMITTEE REPORT GIVEN AT 

THE JANUARY 16, 1964 MEETING OF PRESBYTERY 

Mr. Moderator, fellow officers: you will not find the report of your 
Stewardship Promotion Committee in the docket of Presbytery. I am 
willing to confront you and discuss our Committee's undertakings, but 
I am reluctant to mar the written pages of our Church history with the 
type of report that I have to give you today. 

During 1963, your Promotion Committee had 52 members working in 
the four districts and they endeavored to work with each local church. 
We made many attempts to teach the doctrine of stewardship and to 
promote the total program of the Church, but there has been very little 
evidence that we were successful. 

At the time we closed Presbytery's books concerning receipts for 
budgeted benevolences, 10 churches overpaid their 1963 commitments; 22 
churches met their commitments, and 51 churches failed to meet their 
commitments (this is 60% of our active churches). 

We endeavored to promote the total acceptance of the 1964 asking budget. 
In this endeavor, we also failed miserably. The local churches have 
underwritten only about two-thirds of the funds requested. We believe 
that the Asking Budget represents the Church's actual minimum needs. 
39 churches accepted the same amount in their commitment for 1964 
as they had in 1963. 

31 churches increased their 1964 commitments by an average of 2.8%. 
13 churches actually decreased their acceptance. 

Within recent years, there has been a growing awareness on the part 
of our Church that if the Presbyterian Church U.S., is to fulfill her 
mission in this generation, it is not only necessary that she understands 
more fully the mission which has been committed to her, but in addition, 
that she develop a dynamic stewardship program which seeks to challenge 
the resources of the Christian community for use in the Kingdom's 
work. 

If we believe that God sent His Son to redeem men and that Christ 
founded the Church to continue His mission on earth, then we must do 
everything possible to strengthen the Church as it proclaims the Gospel 
to a needy world. Our Church is now active in only ten of approximately 
130 nations. Until every member understands his place in the Church 
and accepts his responsibilities in the stewardship of his life resources, 
the Church will provide a greatly limited witness to the world. You, the 
teaching and ruling Elders, must know and teach our Christ's stewardship 
mission and see that every member knows his personal responsibilities. 
I have seen very little enthusiasm or dynamic leadership concerning our 
stewardship program in Orange Presbytery during the past year. 

Gentlemen, our task is not impossible. First, we must have a full under- 
standing of the total task and program of our Church, and secondly, each 
church must have an active committee to carry out this task. Can you 
stand up and proclaim that you have an active stewardship promotion 
committee within your church? If not, then you must share our 1963 
failures with us. We can and will assist the local churches by promoting 
stewardship, but the final responsibility is yours. 

Mr. Moderator, the Stewardship Promotion Committee has the following 
recommendation for adoption by Presbytery at this meeting; it is: 

"That a committee of two members of the Stewardship Promo- 
tion Committee call on each minister in Orange Presbytery 
during 1964, counseling with these ministers as to the total 



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stewardship program of our Church. This counseling plan is to 
be carried out in subsequent years with each new minister 
entering Presbytery." 



Respectfully submitted, 



H. G. MACLEAN, Chairman 
Orange Presbytery Stewardship 
Promotion Committee 



TRUSTEES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Trustees was presented by Rev. C. Linwood 
Cheshire, Jr. The recommendations were adopted as follows : 

WE RECOMMEND THAT: 

Orange Presbytery take cognizance of, accept and express its apprecia- 
tion for the following gifts: 

(a.) Lot Number 8 in Block Number IV in the British Woods Subdi- 
vision Plat of which is recorded in the office of the Register of 
Deeds for Guilford County, N. C. See Plat Book Number 23, Page 
Number 52. Said Plat is hereby made a part of this Deed from Mr. 
and Mrs. John W. Caffey, members of the Presbyterian Church of 
the Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, subject to the provisions of the 
letter from John W. Caffey of November 8, 1963 to Reverend C. 
Linwood Cheshire, Jr. announcing the gift. 

(b.) A lot measuring approximately 3 acres, fronting on Vickery Chapel 
Road in the Wiley Park Subdivision near Jamestown, N. C. accepted 
by Orange Presbytery at a Called Meeting recorded on December 
17, 1963 in Book Number 2134, Page Number 666-A, Office of 
Register of Deeds of Guilford County, N. C. 

CHURCH EXTENSSON COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. Ben F. Brown, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows: 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ORANGE 
PRESBYTERY THREE HUNDRED-NINETY THIRD STATED MEETING, 
JANUARY 16, 1964 

1. That the Annual Financial Statement of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee submitted be received as information. 

2. That Orange Presbytery commend the following churches for coming 
to Self -Support: 

Dogwood Acres, Edgewood, Morningside, St. Paul, Vandalia, Speedwell 

3. That Orange Presbytery commend the following churches for reducing 
their askings for missionary aid: 

El Bethel, Fairfield, Hope View, Bethlehem, Milton 

4. That Orange Presbytery adopt the following Missionary Aid Schedule 



for 1964: 



Bethlehem 
East Burlington 
El Bethel 
Fairfield 
Griers 



$ 900.00 
$1,000.00 
$ 800.00 
$ 500.00 
$ 650.00 



Riverview 
Smyrna 



Red House 



Oakview 
Randolph 



$ 800.00 
$1,500.00 
$ 900.00 
$1,500.00 
$ 800.00 



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Gulf Fields 
Hope View 
Milton 



(No Request) 
$1,800.00 
$ 500.00 



Stony Creek 

Trinity 

Wentworth 



$1,100.00 
$2,000.00 
$ 500.00 



5. That Orange Presbytery designate the proceeds from the sale of the 
Franklin Boulevard property, in the amount of $4,500, be used for 
the partial retirement of the remaining indebtedness on the Presbytery 
Office Building with the understanding that an effort will be made to 
collect the outstanding pledges and gifts; and that all of the pledges 
collected and gifts made to the Presbytery Office Building be credited 
to the Church Extension Committee Account. Further that the amount 
of $400.00 be taken from the Church Extension Committee funds to 
completely retire the existing debt on the Office Building. 

6. That Orange Presbytery approve the action of the Church Extension 
Committee to make a grant of $2,000.00 toward the construction of 
the Presbyterian House located near the campus of the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro which will serve as a challenge gift to 
aid in raising the additional $2,000.00 that is needed to eliminate the 
indebtedness on this structure. 

AFTERNOON RECESS 

Presbytery recessed at 3 :25 P.M. and reconvened for business 
at 3:40 P.M. 

TRUSTEES OF GLADE VALLEY SCHOOL, Report of 

Was presented by Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton, Chairman. The 
report was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, Report of 

Was presented by Dr. John Womeldorf, Chairman. The report 
was received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted as follows : 

1. That each Session appoint a special committee on Christian Relations 
or a subcommittee on Christian Action under the Christian Education 
Committee. 

2. That each church observe the Christian Action emphasis in the month 
of January and Race Relations on February 9; Christian Citizenship 
in the month of July and Citizenship